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Delivery on Ice and Mr. ZIP turns 50, Transcript

Posted in DefaultTag by yourpostalpodcast on March 18th, 2013

Transcript for the March 2013 show.

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Delivering message of hope to a grieving community, Transcript

Posted in DefaultTag by yourpostalpodcast on January 9th, 2013

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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.

For a transcript of this podcast click here

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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Saving lives, straddling borders

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Clerk, postal news, postal, post office, hero, mail, Teaxarkana, Portland by yourpostalpodcast on October 10th, 2012

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Photos: Portland, OR, City Carrier Jeff Brosy found a customer in desperate need of help while making his rounds this summer. The Texarkana Post Office, which literally straddles the state border between Texas and Arkansas, as marked by a sign at its entrance (inset).

Traditions of heroics and customer service in every American community are well represented in October's Your Postal Podcast stories.

First, you'll hear about a new Portland, OR, letter carrier whose quick actions helped save the life of a customer.

Next you'll hear a tale of two cities -- and two states -- which get outstanding mail service from one Post Office that could be excused for having a split personality.

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.




Saving lives, straddling borders — Transcript

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, Clerk, postal news, postal, post office, hero, Teaxarkana, Portland by yourpostalpodcast on October 10th, 2012

Click here for a transcript of the October 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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The grand highs and lows of mail delivery

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Photos (top): A mule is packed with food and other goods for delivery to inhabitants of the Supai, AZ, village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Bottom: Leadville, CO, City Carrier Leonard Ortega delivers mail from the Post Office at the highest elevation in the United States.

Go to extremes with this month's edition of Your Postal Podcast, on a whirlwind trip that starts at the Grand Canyon and then travels to the highest and lowest Post Offices in our nation.

We'll also introduce you to new USPS greeting cards designed specifically for sending a salute to everyday heroes. You'll also learn how you can enter to win a free set of Bonsai notecards and stamps.

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.




The grand highs and lows of mail delivery — transcript

Click here for a transcript of the September 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast.

To submit a story idea click on comments link below.

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