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Mail Moments of Nostalgia and Networking

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Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Get a behind the scenes peek of a Pony Express ride reenactment on this episode of Your Postal Podcast.

You'll also hear from the author of a recent Fast Company article on how to network with others.through the mail.

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Carriers’ thoughtful actions go viral

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Left: Sandy, UT, City Carrier Assistant Ron Lynch and 12-year-old Mathew Flores are interviewed on FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends after a groundswell of online interest in Lynch's plea for book donations for his young customer. Right: Glendale, AZ, City Carrier Mike Raymer talks with reporters about his letter to customers on his route after the handwritten note was posted online and went viral.

The Thanksgiving edition of Your Postal Podcast features two letter carriers whose thoughtful actions and words ended up "going viral" online.
You'll hear how a Sandy, UT, carrier who discovered a boy reading advertising mail near a mailbox was able to influence hundreds of people to ship books to the youngster.
You'll also meet a Glendale, AZ, carrier who notified his customers about his plans to retire via a heartfelt letter -- and his message ended up getting posted online and drawing reactions of praise from around the world.
 
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Postal pride with a dose of rock ‘n’ roll

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Left: Crestview, FL, Rural Carrier Associate Anita Fee prepares the mail at her case before leaving for the street. Fee is able to do on one leg what many people find difficult using two. Right: Twin Cities Public Television videographer/producer Maria Bartholdi attaches a portable microphone onto the coat of St. Paul, MN, City Carrier Georgia Ramin (right), who is the subject of a profile for the award-winning weekly arts TV series "Minnesota Original."

Two strong women who are passionate about delivering great customer service are profiled in this episode of Your Postal Podcast. First you'll hear the story of a St. Paul, MN, employee who enjoys the important role she plays as a letter carrier by day, and is being featured on a local TV show because she also serves as the lead singer in a rock band by night. Next you'll meet a Crestview, FL, rural carrier who is able to deliver the mail to her customers despite having only one leg.

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Postal pride with a dose of rock ‘n’ roll - transcript

Transcript for July podcast.

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

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal, post office, stamp, Delivery, Jimi Hendrix, SXSW, airplanes, spiderman, Janie Hendrix by yourpostalpodcast on March 20th, 2014

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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Coping With the Cold and Introducing Cool New Technology

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Clerk, postal news, postal, post office, mail, Delivery, postal carriers, 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.

 

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Coping With the Cold and Introducing Cool New Technology — Transcript

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

Transcript for the January 2014 Episode of Your Postal Postal Podcast

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Delivery on Ice and Mr. ZIP turns 50

Posted in Uncategorized, Mr. Zip, Delivery by yourpostalpodcast on March 18th, 2013

YPPCaravetta.jpgYPPMRZIPbutton.jpgThis month we'll take you on what some would consider a ride of a lifetime, but it is just another winter day's work for Fred Caravetta who crosses a frozen lake to deliver the mail to Minnesota customers.

You'll also hear about an iconic letter carrier who is celebrating five decades of service this year.

The program concludes with a roundup of postal news, plus details on how you can enter to win a Mr. ZIP collectible bobblehead doll.

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

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Photos: Minnesota Highway Contract Route Driver Fred Caravetta (l.) with his sled full of mail destined for Oak Island and (r) a vintage 1960's lapel button featuring Mr. ZIP

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