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.

Click here for a copy of the transcript.

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