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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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Stamps Celebrate Hot Rods and Statehood

Posted in , , , , , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting, mail, nevada statehood, Ron Spears, Car Stamps, Meguiar's by yourpostalpodcast on June 19th, 2014

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Left: Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and 'Car Crazy TV' Host and car care products mogul Barry Meguiar take a shine to the new limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps issued this month. Right: Nevada Statehood Forever Stamp artist Ron Spears (left) and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval admire the result of Spears' meticulous work to create the stamp's artwork.
A nationally known TV host who is "certifiably crazy" about cars and a stamp artist whowas meticulous about capturing the natural beauty of his home state are featured in June's edition of Your Postal Podcast.
Barry Meguiar, host of Velocity TV's "Car Crazy" show and the President of Meguiar's Car Care Products, shares his thoughts on why cars and stamps are a perfect match during the release of the new Hot Rods Forever Stamps.
Next, artist Ron Spears discusses the process behind creating the new stamp celebrating Nevada's 150th birthday. The podcast concludes with a roundup of recent postal news.
Read a transcript of the show here.
Please click here to share comments or ideas for future podcast stories, and a chance to win a Digital Color Postmark Keepsake Envelope featuring the Ronald Reagan Centennial Forever Stamp, plus a full pane of 20 stamps.
 
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Stamps Celebrate Hot Rods and Statehood — Transcript

Posted in , , , , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting, stamp artist, mail, nevada statehood, Ron Spears by yourpostalpodcast on June 19th, 2014

Transcript for the June 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.
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Cartoons, Carriers and Composers — Transcript

Transcript for the April 2014 podcast.

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Guitar legend’s sister reflects on new Jimi Hendrix stamp

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

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Janie Hendrix, sister of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, talks about how her family feels about the new Music Icons stamp issued in his honor. A Postal Service delivery truck makes a stop on its Arizona route, where it shares the street with private airplanes, as a nearby road sign indicates.

Hear thoughts from Jimi Hendrix’s sister about the new Forever stamp honoring the legendary rock musician in March’s edition of Your Postal Podcast.

You’ll also hear the story of a southern Arizona letter carrier who shares the road with some unusual vehicles, as well as the latest postal news. You’ll also learn how you can enter to win a Civil War 1861 Commemorative Folio.  

The transcript version of this podcast can be read here.

Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile.

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

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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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