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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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Please send feedback and story ideas to YourPostalPodcast@usps.com. Thanks for listening!
You can also listen to the podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
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‘The Greatest’: Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal - transcript

Transcript for August 2016 podcast.

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Take Me Out to the Mailbox

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The Baseball Seams Co. Owner Nathan Rueckert (left photo) creates works of art using the dreams of used baseballs. Sioux Falls, SD, City Carrier Don Shea (right photo) picks up a shipment of Rueckert's framed artwork for delivery to his customers across the country.

The grand American traditions of nostalgia, baseball and Priority Mail come together for the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast. You'll also hear about the new Forever Stamps honoring our National Parks' 100th Anniversary in our regular news roundup segment.
Click here to read a transcript of this podcast.
You can also listen to podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
Please send feedback and story ideas to Yourpostalpodcast@usps.com. Thanks for listening!
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Take Me Out to the Mailbox - Transcript

Transcript for May 2016 Podcast

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A hearty helping of holiday shipping and stamps

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Left: USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. Right: Sycamore, OH, Postmaster Earl Musick poses with the Peanuts Gang (thanks to the USPS Augmented Reality App, available for Android and iPhones).
The holidays are here, and so is another eidtion of Your Postal Podcast, filled with tips for customers mailing gifts and greetings, along with special remembrances of A Charlie Brown Christmas."
In this edition you'll hear from USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski on how the Postal Service is helping customers make shopping and shipping a whole lot easier this holiday season.
Next you'll meet the Postmaster of Sycamore, OH, who has a very personal connection with the new "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Forever Stamps.
For a transcript of this podcast, please click here.
You can also access Your Postal Podcast via your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
Thanks for listening and Happy Holidays!
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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.

Click here to read the transcript of this episode.

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

Transcript for the November 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.
Read a transcript of the show here.
Listen to your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
Thanks for listening!
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Real-life Superheroes and Delightful Isolation, Transcript

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.
Read a transcript of the show here.
Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.
Thanks for listening!
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