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Carriers’ thoughtful actions go viral

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Left: Sandy, UT, City Carrier Assistant Ron Lynch and 12-year-old Mathew Flores are interviewed on FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends after a groundswell of online interest in Lynch's plea for book donations for his young customer. Right: Glendale, AZ, City Carrier Mike Raymer talks with reporters about his letter to customers on his route after the handwritten note was posted online and went viral.

The Thanksgiving edition of Your Postal Podcast features two letter carriers whose thoughtful actions and words ended up "going viral" online.
You'll hear how a Sandy, UT, carrier who discovered a boy reading advertising mail near a mailbox was able to influence hundreds of people to ship books to the youngster.
You'll also meet a Glendale, AZ, carrier who notified his customers about his plans to retire via a heartfelt letter -- and his message ended up getting posted online and drawing reactions of praise from around the world.
 
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Carriers’ thoughtful actions go viral - transcript

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, Letter Carrier, postal news, postal, post office, hero, mail, postal carriers, postal hero, postal worker, retirement by yourpostalpodcast on November 4th, 2015

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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.

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Bat stamp, cat rescue

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Left: Ketchum, ID, Postmaster John McDonald poses with TV Batman Adam West outside the Ketchum Post Office. Right: Winthrop, WA, Rural Carrier Dori Blackburn rescued a cat on her route after a dog's persistent barks for help.

The original TV Batman swings into the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast. Adam West, who played the cowled crimefighter on the Batman TV show in the 1960s, drops by to weigh in on the Batman Forever Stamps now on sale at Post Offices nationwide and also discuss the fan mail he continues to receive at his Idaho home. Next you'll hear about a Washington rural carrier's unusual rescue of a trapped cat -- accomplished with an assist from a friendly canine.
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Why we are here

Posted in USPS, trade show, military mail by yourpostalpodcast on February 23rd, 2015

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The U.S. Postal Service hosted a highly-praised exhibit (left photo) at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. Helen Simmons (left), founder of Write2Them, presents a tray of letters for military recruits to Colorado Springs Air Force Academy Post Office Sales & Service Associate Agnes Martin.  

Hear about the Postal Service’s growing influence within the world of electronic innovation in the newest edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now at YourPostalPodcast.com.  

USPS Vice President, Sales Cliff Rucker explains the reasons behind the Postal Service’s presence at the recent Consumer Electronics Show and how the mail is playing a growing role in the electronics industry.

You’ll also hear about a new service that provides families with an easy way to send messages to sons and daughters who have just entered the military and have no access to phone or Internet service during basic training

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.com. Listen to Your Postal Podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store.

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

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Posted in USPS, trade show, military mail by yourpostalpodcast on February 23rd, 2015

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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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