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Taking wing with two Postal success stories

Customer Connect Coordinator Delbert Marcum (left) briefs fellow Colorado Springs carriers on how to identify new customers. Newly-hatched chicks (right) prepare to hit the road for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and destinations beyond, via the mail.

Go behind the scenes to see how baby chicks are shipped and also learn how letter carriers work as effective members of the Postal Service sales force in February's edition of Your Postal Podcast.

You'll also hear a roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win a book featuring the Innovative Choreographers Forever Stamps.

Read a transcript of the show here.

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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.




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.




Muscle Cars and Teddy Bears bring joy to kids of all ages

Photos (left): NBC Tonight Show host and car enthusiast Jay Leno poses with Barry Walker after a taping of Jay Leno's Garage. Walker's 1967 Ford Shelby GT-500 is featured on millions of Muscle Car Stamps. (Right): Divide, CO, Postmaster Monica Deluca along with Teller County Sheriff Mike Emsinger with some of the postal bears that were purchased by the public to help emergency personnel gain children's trust in stressful situations.

In this episode, learn how the Postal Service's Muscle Cars Forever stamps and "In the Mailbox" Teddy Bears bring smiles to young and old alike. You'll hear from the California owner of one 1960s-era hot rod featured on the Postal Service's popular set of Muscle Car Forever stamps.

You'll also hear the heartwarming story of a Colorado community putting postal teddy bears to work as children's ambassadors for local sheriff's deputies. A roundup of postal headlines concludes the program -- along with a chance to win a free collectible folder featuring a sheet of 2011's Indianapolis 500 Forever stamps.

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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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Muscle Cars and Teddy Bears bring joy to kids of all ages, transcript

Transcript for the July 2013 Show.

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Valor and Valentines, Transcript

Posted in USPS, Stamps, stamp by yourpostalpodcast on February 11th, 2013

Transcript for the February 2013 show.

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Selfless employees aid storm victims & kids in need

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, mail, hurricane sandy, letters to santa by yourpostalpodcast on December 4th, 2012

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Photos: New Jersey City Carrier Daniel Eagen delivers mail to a box on his route after Hurricane Sandy devastated thousands of neighborhoods in the region. Customer Relations Coordinator Pete Fontana coordinates Operation Santa from his desk at New York's Main Post Office.

The December edition of Your Postal Podcast shows the dedication of postal employees in two special ways during the busiest mailing season of the year.

First, follow a New Jersey letter carrier who, like hundreds in the region, returned to his route soon after Hurricane Sandy's devastation of the area.

Next, you'll hear from the Postal Service's "Chief Elf" in charge of Operation Santa as he reminisces about the thousands of lives the program has touched over the past century by helping volunteers answer letters to Santa.

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.




Selfless employees aid storm victims & kids in need — transcript

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Letter Carrier, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, mail, hurricane sandy, letters to santa by yourpostalpodcast on December 4th, 2012

Click here for a transcript of the December 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast.  To submit a story idea, click on the comments link below.

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A postal patchwork of stamps and service

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, postmaster, mail, Earthscapes, quilts, aerial photography by yourpostalpodcast on November 8th, 2012

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Photos: Coloradans John and Jim Wark take aerial photographs from their Husky airplane. Five of Jim's photos are featured in the new sheet of 20 Earthscapes Forever stamps, available now at Post Offices and at www.usps.com/shop. One of the stamps is a surreal view of a geothermal spring at Yellowstone National Park.

The November edition of Your Postal Podcast takes us into the wild, blue yonder to learn the stories behind several of the photos used to create the new Earthscapes Forever Postage Stamps. You'll meet the photographer responsible for five of the bird's-eye-view landscapes used on the stamps.

Next, you'll hear how a Missouri business owner for whom the saying, "A stitch in time saves nine" rings true after he discovered big savings by shipping his company's quilting supplies via Priority Mail.

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

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




A postal patchwork of stamps and service — Transcript

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, postmaster, mail, Earthscapes, quilts, aerial photography by yourpostalpodcast on November 8th, 2012

Click here for a transcript of the November 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast. To submit a story idea, click on the comments link below.

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