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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Cartoons, Carriers and Composers — Transcript

Transcript for the April 2014 podcast.

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Guitar legend’s sister reflects on new Jimi Hendrix stamp

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Janie Hendrix, sister of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, talks about how her family feels about the new Music Icons stamp issued in his honor. A Postal Service delivery truck makes a stop on its Arizona route, where it shares the street with private airplanes, as a nearby road sign indicates.

Hear thoughts from Jimi Hendrix’s sister about the new Forever stamp honoring the legendary rock musician in March’s edition of Your Postal Podcast.

You’ll also hear the story of a southern Arizona letter carrier who shares the road with some unusual vehicles, as well as the latest postal news. You’ll also learn how you can enter to win a Civil War 1861 Commemorative Folio.  

The transcript version of this podcast can be read here.

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Transcript, Guitar legend’s sister reflects on new Jimi Hendrix stamp, Transcript

Transcript for the March, 2014 show. Click below.

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Taking wing with two Postal success stories

Customer Connect Coordinator Delbert Marcum (left) briefs fellow Colorado Springs carriers on how to identify new customers. Newly-hatched chicks (right) prepare to hit the road for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and destinations beyond, via the mail.

Go behind the scenes to see how baby chicks are shipped and also learn how letter carriers work as effective members of the Postal Service sales force in February's edition of Your Postal Podcast.

You'll also hear a roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win a book featuring the Innovative Choreographers Forever Stamps.

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Taking wing with two Postal success stories, transcript

Transcript for the February edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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Coping With the Cold and Introducing Cool New Technology

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Clerk, postal news, postal, post office, mail, Delivery, postal carriers, cold weather, technology by yourpostalpodcast on January 22nd, 2014

Fairbanks, AK City Carrier James Bratten is layered up for delivery in one of the coldest climates in the nation. Pictured at right, Postal Support Assistant Denise Cardelli serves a customer in the lobby of the Litchfield Park, AZ Post Office using the new Mobile Point of Service device.

 

In this edition you’ll discover why a carrier in Fairbanks, AK takes cold showers in the morning to stay warm despite sub-zero temperatures.

Plus, the podcast will introduce you to a cool new device that’s improving customer service in some Arizona Post Offices.

And, you’ll get a roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win a set of Latin Music Legends Commemorative Prints and Forever Stamps.

You can read a transcript of this show here.

 

Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.

 

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Coping With the Cold and Introducing Cool New Technology — Transcript

Posted in Delivery, cold weather, technology by yourpostalpodcast on January 22nd, 2014

Transcript for the January 2014 Episode of Your Postal Postal Podcast

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Twelve carriers caroling — about Priority Mail

Jamie Wright, Postmaster of Lost Hills, CA, portrays a singing letter carrier in the Postal Service's holiday TV ad promoting Priority Mail.

This edition of the podcast comes home for the holidays with a look at the U.S. Postal Service's popular new television commercial promoting Priority Mail. One of the Postal Service employees who appeared in the tuneful TV spot provides a look behind-the-scenes.

You'll also hear a roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win a set of Garden of Love Notecards in time for Valentine's Day.

Click here for a copy of the transcript.

Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.

Thanks for listening -- and don't forget to visit Your Postal Blog for daily updates on all things postal. 

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Twelve carriers caroling — about Priority Mail, Transcript

Transcript for the December 2013 Podcast.

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