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‘The Greatest’: Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal

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At age 10, Stephanie Meade of Seattle sent a letter to legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali -- with no street address -- that sparked what became a three-decade exchange of letters between "The Greatest" and his young fan. Left photo: Meade poses with Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event. Right photo: Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY. (Photos courtesy Stephanie Meade)

The story of a young Seattle boxing fan's dream to communicate with Muhammad Ali and their thirty-plus-year pen pal relationship is featured in this edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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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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Thanks for listening. Click here to leave feedback or a story idea. You can also access Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
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Carriers’ thoughtful actions go viral - transcript

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, postal news, postal, post office, hero, mail, postal carriers, postal hero, postal worker, retirement by yourpostalpodcast on November 4th, 2015

Transcript for November podcast.

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Letter Carriers’ Heroics = Just Another Day at USPS

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Greenville, SC, City Carrier Christopher Brown (left) has received praise for his quick action to save a baby from choking while on his route. Pictured at right, Boise, ID, City Carrier Gretchen Young receives an award from the Idaho Commission for Libraries from Boise Overland Trail Station Manager Les Miller.

This edition introduces you to two letter carriers who have earned customers' praises -- one for saving a baby's life, the other for delivering information and entertainment to customers with disabilities. You'll also hear a roundup of the latest postal news.

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Letter Carriers’ Heroics = Just Another Day at USPS, Transcript

Transcript for the November Podcast.

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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.
Read a transcript of the show here.
The audio and transcript versions of this and previous editions of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.comThanks for listening -- and don't forget to visit Your Postal Blog for daily updates on all things postal.
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A singer’s influence and a hero’s courage remembered — transcript

Transcript for the Sept. 2014 Podcast.

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Saving lives, straddling borders

Posted in Uncategorized, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Clerk, postal news, postal, post office, hero, mail, Teaxarkana, Portland by yourpostalpodcast on October 10th, 2012

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Photos: Portland, OR, City Carrier Jeff Brosy found a customer in desperate need of help while making his rounds this summer. The Texarkana Post Office, which literally straddles the state border between Texas and Arkansas, as marked by a sign at its entrance (inset).

Traditions of heroics and customer service in every American community are well represented in October's Your Postal Podcast stories.

First, you'll hear about a new Portland, OR, letter carrier whose quick actions helped save the life of a customer.

Next you'll hear a tale of two cities -- and two states -- which get outstanding mail service from one Post Office that could be excused for having a split personality.

There's also a roundup of postal news, plus details on how you can enter to win collectible stamp items.

For a transcript of this podcast click here.

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

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Saving lives, straddling borders — Transcript

Posted in Uncategorized, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Clerk, postal news, postal, post office, hero, Teaxarkana, Portland by yourpostalpodcast on October 10th, 2012

Click here for a transcript of the October 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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20th Edition

Posted in , Uncategorized, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, postal news, oprah, iPhone, postal, post office, hero, stamp, Mother Teresa by yourpostalpodcast on January 15th, 2010

Mother Teresa! iPhones! OPRAH!

Our stories this month include news about how to use your iPhone to track packages, as well as a review of this year's new stamps. You'll also hear from a letter carrier recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a result of her heroic deed.

YPP #20, like all previous editions, can be downloaded free from the iTunes store.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Also, check out YourPostalBlog.com for daily news & information about all things Postal.

Your Postal Podcast is always seeking your feedback or story ideas.  To reach us, please click here.

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