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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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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.

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




Twelve carriers caroling — about Priority Mail, Transcript

Transcript for the December 2013 Podcast.

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Celebrating World War II heroes and a pop culture phenomenon

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting by yourpostalpodcast on November 20th, 2013

World War II Medal of Honor recipient and retired Denver USPS employee George Sakato (center) is surrounded by friends and former co-workers during a Denver celebration of Sakato's appearance on the new Medal of Honor Forever Stamps Folio. Riight: Young wizard Harry Potter as shown on one of 20 stamps from the new collectible booklet chronicling Harry and his friends' cinematic adventures.

This edition of Your Postal Podcast celebrates one member of "The Greatest Generation," George Sakato, a former Denver postal clerk who also happens to be one of just eight surviving World War II veterans who received the Medal of Honor. New Forever Stamps issued this month honor Sakato and 463 other World War II Medal of Honor recipients.

You'll also hear fan reaction to the Postal Service's issuance of a collectible stamp booklet celebrating the wizarding adventures of Harry Potter. You'll also hear a brief roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win an official program from the Harry Potter stamps' First Day of Issue ceremony.

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




Celebrating World War II heroes and a pop culture phenomenon, transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, postal news, postal, post office, stamp by yourpostalpodcast on November 20th, 2013

Transcript for the November 2013 Podcast.

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Going underground and back in time with postal icons

 
An entrance to Kansas City's unusual headquarters for U.S. stamp distribution (left) is reminiscent of a caped crusader's secret cave. The Postal Service's logos and seals have seen a few changes over the past couple of centuries; four, including the oldest and newest, are shown here (right).

This edition goes underground -- literally -- to the unique home for the Postal Service's Stamp Distribution Services center in Missouri. Next, you'll travel through time with a look at how the Postal Service's corporate logo has evolved over the years, with help from a postal historian.

You'll also hear a brief roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win a collectible stamp item.

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Going underground and back in time with postal icons, transcript

Transcript for the October 2103 podcast.

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Honoring a musical genius and helping heroes communicate

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, postal news, postal, post office, postmaster, mail by yourpostalpodcast on September 26th, 2013

Firefighters (left) on a break from battling this summer's Whiskey Complex Fire in Oregon write postcards to loved ones (Photo courtesy: Alexis West). The Ray Charles Music Icons Forever Stamp (right) is available at Post Offices nationwide and online at usps.com/stamps.

This edition of Your Postal Podcast celebrates the musical genius of Ray Charles and also examines how firefighters battling one of the summer's biggest blazes were able to send messages to loved ones.

The episode begins with recollections about 17-time Grammy Award winner Charles and his versatility from a Las Vegas performer who makes his living impersonating the legendary singer and pianist.

Next, you'll hear how an Oregon Postmaster was inspired to help firefighters use postcards to keep in touch with their families across the country. You'll also hear a brief roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win collectible stamp items.

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




Honoring a musical genius and helping heroes communicate, transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, stamp, postmaster, mail by yourpostalpodcast on September 26th, 2013

Transcript for the September 2013 Podcast.

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Turning the Spotlight on History and Direct Mail

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Sales, postal news, postal, post office, Every Door Direct Mail, mail, direct mail, lighthouse by yourpostalpodcast on August 13th, 2013

Boston Harbor Lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman is the U.S. Coast Guard's only resident lighthouse keeper. USPS Business Solutions Specialist Marcela Juarez-Rivera provides an Every Door Direct Mail seminar -- in Spanish -- at the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

In this episode, we shine a light on the history behind new lighthouse postage stamps as well as the important role Every Door Direct Mail can play in promoting small businesses in diverse communities.

The program begins with an inside look at the oldest of the New England Coastal Lighthouses depicted on the new Forever Stamps from the full-time keeper of the Boston Harbor Lighthouse
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Next you'll hear how the Postal Service's Colorado sales force is helping business owners learn that Every Door Direct Mail is a perfect advertising vehicle in any language.

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





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