A singer’s influence and a hero’s courage remembered

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Left: The new Janis Joplin Forever Stamp. Right: Korean War hero Hiroshi Miyamura receives a framed version of the new Medal of Honor - Koraen War stamps from Gallup, NM, Postmaster Thelma Malone.
Some of the best music from the "Summer of Love" is remembered in the September 2014 edition of Your Postal Podcast.
Retired postal employee Jae Whitaker lived with legendary Janis Joplin during the rock singer's journey to the peak of her fame and reminisced in an interview with Your Postal Podcast on the releases of the Forever Stamp honoring her friend.
Later in the program, you'll hear thoughts from a Medal of Honor recipient who demonstrated bravery and valor during the Korean War. Hiroshi Miyamura is one of the medal recipients whose photo is included on the new Medal of Honor - Korean War stamp folio. His appearance on the stamp sheet was celebrated at a recent ceremony in his native Gallup, NM.
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Transcript for the Sept. 2014 Podcast.

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Postal employees shine in two unique California tourist spots

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Left: San Francisco City Carriers Lau Ming, Daryl Ha and Alma Silva-Orden pose aboard the famous cable cars they use to travel to and from their delivery routes. Right: Death Valley Postmaster William VanBokkelen surveys the hot summer landscape outside his Post Office.
This edition of Your Postal Podcast lets you walk -- or ride -- a mile in the shoes of USPS employees in two wildly different California communities, both of which attract the attention of tourists from around the world.
First, you'll travel to San Francisco to learn how some letter carriers use the city's most famous means of public transit to service their routes. Next, you'll head south to Death Valley for some perspective on what it's like to provide mail service in the hottest town on the face of the earth.
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Postal employees shine in two unique California tourist spots — Transcript

Transcript for the August 2014 Podcast.
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Stamps Celebrate Hot Rods and Statehood

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Left: Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and 'Car Crazy TV' Host and car care products mogul Barry Meguiar take a shine to the new limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps issued this month. Right: Nevada Statehood Forever Stamp artist Ron Spears (left) and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval admire the result of Spears' meticulous work to create the stamp's artwork.
A nationally known TV host who is "certifiably crazy" about cars and a stamp artist whowas meticulous about capturing the natural beauty of his home state are featured in June's edition of Your Postal Podcast.
Barry Meguiar, host of Velocity TV's "Car Crazy" show and the President of Meguiar's Car Care Products, shares his thoughts on why cars and stamps are a perfect match during the release of the new Hot Rods Forever Stamps.
Next, artist Ron Spears discusses the process behind creating the new stamp celebrating Nevada's 150th birthday. The podcast concludes with a roundup of recent postal news.
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Transcript for the June 2014 Podcast.

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Real-life Superheroes and Delightful Isolation

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Aurora, CO, City Carrier Tasha Ewing (left photo) is still in her probationary period and is already been hailed with a USPS "Super Hero" Award for her good deeds. Right photo: Postal Support Employee Mary Bess provides postal service in the small town of Jarbidge, NV, one of the nation's most isolated outposts, to grateful customers like Joan Hawker (center) and Jeremy Slama.
Stories of real-life USPS Superheroes who have performed lifesaving feats lead off May's edition of Your Postal Podcast.
Then, you'll hear what universal service means to customers in a tiny Nevada outpost. The podcast concludes with a news roundup and details on how to enter to win a set of First Day of Issue envelopes for the New England Coastal Lighthouses Forever Stamps.
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Transcript for the May 2014 Podcast.

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Cartoons, Carriers and Composers

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Family Circus cartoonist Jeff Keane (left) displays this year's poster artwork for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at his California studio. Right: Steve Byam and Craig Randolph, fellow Medford, OR, letter carriers are making music together in their band, "Post." (Jeff Keane photo courtesy Spencer Keane.)

The story behind the Family Circus cartoons used to publicize each year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive leads off April's edition of Your Postal Podcast. Next, you'll hear how two Oregon letter carriers have formed a band to create music inspired by their work. 

The podcast concludes with a news roundup and details on how to enter to win an official program from the Austin, TX, First Day of Issue Ceremony for the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp.
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Transcript for the April 2014 podcast.

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