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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

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Bat stamp, cat rescue

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Left: Ketchum, ID, Postmaster John McDonald poses with TV Batman Adam West outside the Ketchum Post Office. Right: Winthrop, WA, Rural Carrier Dori Blackburn rescued a cat on her route after a dog's persistent barks for help.

The original TV Batman swings into the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast. Adam West, who played the cowled crimefighter on the Batman TV show in the 1960s, drops by to weigh in on the Batman Forever Stamps now on sale at Post Offices nationwide and also discuss the fan mail he continues to receive at his Idaho home. Next you'll hear about a Washington rural carrier's unusual rescue of a trapped cat -- accomplished with an assist from a friendly canine.
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42nd Edition

Posted in , Uncategorized, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, postal news, postal, post office, rural carrier, honesty by yourpostalpodcast on November 21st, 2011

The future of greeting cards and applause for an honest act

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People have long used greeting cards as a means to share important emotions -- but how are they faring in this era of declining mail volume and electronic communication? This month's edition of Your Postal Podcast provides some answers, thanks to Susan January, head of the Greeting Card Association of America.

You'll also hear the story of an Arizona letter carrier whose recent act of honesty didn't go unnoticed. The podcast also features a roundup of the latest Postal Service news.

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Top photo: A greeting card display at a Post Office

Bottom photo: Tucson, AZ, Rural Carrier Brian Cota at his letter case.

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34th Edition

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, postal news, postal, post office, stamp, rural carrier, pony express by yourpostalpodcast on March 11th, 2011

Tumblin' tumbleweeds, hashknife, and the winds of change

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What can tumbling tumbleweeds do that wind, nor rain nor heat can't? Listen to this month's edition of Your Postal Podcast to find out. This month's podcast also follows a posse of Pony Express riders on a mission to deliver the mail, and you'll hear the latest news on changes on the horizon for the U.S. Postal Service.

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Photo left: Chino Valley, AZ, Postmaster David Hyslip stands in front of a mountain of tumbleweeds.

Photo right: Hashknife Pony Express Sheriff's Posse arrives in Scottsdale, AZ.

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34th Edition, Transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, stamp, rural carrier, pony express by yourpostalpodcast on March 11th, 2011

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33rd Edition

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, postal news, postal, stamp, rural carrier, stamp artist by yourpostalpodcast on February 9th, 2011

All awhirl about stamp art and a rural record

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DougKraft8LowRes.jpgHear how a renowned Florida artist creates the tiny stamp designs that grace millions of envelopes in this month's edition of Your Postal Podcast. You'll also follow a Kansas rural carrier on what is now the longest rural route in the nation. You'll also hear about Forever Stamps as well as a roundup of the latest postal news.

For a transcript of this month's podcast, please click here.

Comments, questions and story ideas for the podcast are always appreciated -- click here to share yours, and thank you for listening. For more postal news, go to yourpostalblog.com

Photo left: Dean Mitchell's artwork has appeared on several postage stamps, including the recently released Kansas Statehood Stamp. 

Photo right: Of the more than 74,000 rural routes across America, Gridley, KS, Rural Carrier Doug Kraft's route is the longest.

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33rd Edition, Transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, postal news, postal, post office, stamp, rural carrier, stamp artist by yourpostalpodcast on February 9th, 2011

Click here for the transcript to Your Postal Podcast #33.

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