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Best podcasts about joe davidson

Latest podcast episodes about joe davidson

Grant Napear & Doug Christie
9/17/21 - Jason Ross Show - Hour 3

Grant Napear & Doug Christie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 46:10


In the final hour of the show Jason talks with Joe Davidson, Sacramento Bee, about the high school football games to pay attention to in the area, and UC Davis and Sac State. Next, Jason answered the crossover question about his favorite and least favorite golf spots, and ended with Tell Me Something Good. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Grant Napear & Doug Christie
8/19/21 - Jason Ross Show - Hour 3

Grant Napear & Doug Christie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 50:39


In the last hour of the show Joe Davidson of the Sac Bee joins the show to set the table for the high school football season and who are some of the teams and players to watch. Jason and Michelle answer the daily "Crossover" question of the day and Michelle answers a slew of questions about her career.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The BBQ Central Show
Down On The Farm With Malcom. Also, A Visit From A Real BBQ Legend!

The BBQ Central Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 59:49


(July 6, 2021 - Hour One) 9:14pm - As we begin Q3 of 2021 we are set to be joined by YouTube star and championship pitmaster, Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right. Malcom will be joining us from his farm, so perhaps, we will get a live dispatching of a chicken or pig (probably not). I will ask Malcom his preparation for the upcoming Galax, VA contest he mentioned last month, his recipe for the peach ribs he did a few days ago on YouTube and his take on pork pricing at the moment. If you have any questions for Malcom, send them my way and I will ask him during the segment. 9:35pm - After Malcom, we continue the "first time guest" trend from last week, as I talk to BBQ legend and BBQ Hall of Fame'er, Joe Davidson. Perhaps you know him as Oklahoma Joe...yes THAT Oklahoma Joe! Tonight we learn about Joe's history in live-fire and how he got into business making those famous Oklahoma Joe BBQ pits and how he got into the restaurant business. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! The BBQ Guru Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield The Pit Barrel Cooker Pitts & Spitts The Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show" Primo Grills Yoder Smokers Vortic Watch Company Patreon Ad-Free Podcast Feed

Grab'em in the Brisket - A Texas BBQ Podcast
Ep 98: Oklahoma Joe Davidson

Grab'em in the Brisket - A Texas BBQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 70:14


Episode 98! In this episode we were joined by Joe Davidson of Oklahoma Joes. We talked BBQ, the Oklahoma Joes Company, BBQ history, chicken, and  BBQ Fails! CONTACT Joe at joe@okjoes.com Shop Oklahoma Joes at https://www.oklahomajoes.com/   Special thanks: @cobalt242 on TT Check us out on: www.grabeminthebrisket.com Facebook- @grabeminthebrisket Instagram- @grabeminthebrisket Twitter- @grabthebrisket Email- grabeminthebrisket@gmail.com     Thanks to our partners and sponsors!   Sucklebusters https://www.sucklebusters.com/ CoolieNation https://www.coolienation.com/ FOGO Charcoal https://www.fogocharcoal.com/ Cambro Mfg https://www.cambro.com/ Texas Brew Hopper https://www.texasbrewhopper.com/ The Smoke Sheet https://www.bbqnewsletter.com/ Bolner's Fiesta Spices https://www.fiestaspices.com/ YETI Coolers https://www.yeti.com/en_US  

D-Lo & KC
Joe Davidson Interview (3-11-21)

D-Lo & KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 14:15


Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee joined D-Lo & KC to talk about the return of high school sports to California and the peril of the Sacramento Kings. He also gave us the inside scoop on KC's basketball skills! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

D-Lo & KC
"What's Your Favorite Wrestling Match?"

D-Lo & KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 204:47


The Kings are back on the floor tonight. Tyrese Haliburton will be in the lineup but on a minutes restriction. Luke Walton also told the media there will be no change to the starting lineup. Is there a point where you’ll stop rooting for the team to win? Harrison Barnes was named to the US National Team, De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley were not. Plus, the world completely changed one year ago and NFL Twitter went nuts over a 4 letter tweet. Deuce & Mo, Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee, and Brenden Nunes from The Kings Herald will join the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Grant Napear & Doug Christie
12/2/20 - Jason Ross and Doug Christie - Hour 2

Grant Napear & Doug Christie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 43:54


In the second hour of the show Jason conducts "Five on it" and talks Stanford sports as they regroup locations due to protocols and get an update on high school sports from Joe Davidson of the Sac Bee. Plus a huge NBA trade drops in the hour between Houston and Washington that Jason and the show discusses, as well as the "crossover" question from the morning show.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Elk Grove News
John Hull's Elk Grove Sports Minute Podcasts - Discussion with Sac Bee's Joe Davidson on high school sports

Elk Grove News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 15:33


With the recent uptick of Coronavirus cases in Sacramento County and most of Northern California, the chance that high school sports will have a season is looking bleaker. In this edition of Elk Grove Sports Minute, I talk with long-time Sacramento Bee sportswriter Joe Davidson who is very knowledgeable take on the subject. Plus, Davidson talks about the big local sports story of 2020 locally, the number of area baseball players who are on Major League rosters. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support

Mat Talk Podcast Network
MatGeeks founder Jacob Hewgley and building an interest in talking wrestling

Mat Talk Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 36:23


Jacob Hewgley is the host of the Mat Geeks podcast. The Mat Geeks media organization is devoted to providing exclusive coverage of ACC wrestling. Hewgley works as a high school math teacher and wrestling coach in North Carolina. Hewgley decided to start Mat Geeks because he felt the ACC was not receiving the attention it deserves from the major wrestling media outlets. All of the Mat Geek's content can be found on the Mat Geeks Rokfin page! Recorded on September 30 for #InternationalPodcastDay Rocking Wrestling Fact DropFALLS AREN’T JUST FOR THE BIG GUYSIn 1976, Suffolk County’s Joe Davidson became the first lightweight to win the Gorriaran Award at the NJCAA championships. First awarded in 1967, seven of the first 10 winners were at unlimited, while the other two were at 177 pounds before Davidson, the runner-up at 126 pounds, took home the award. He probably would have preferred the title, won that year by Jim Polsinelli of Monroe County. As always, you can support this network, its shows and its projects at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam or rokfin.com/creator/mattalkonline Support the Show and the Mat Talk Podcast Network Patreon | Rokfin SUBSCRIBE        The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported byCompound Sportswear

Short Time Wrestling Podcast
MatGeeks founder Jacob Hewgley and building an interest in talking wrestling

Short Time Wrestling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 34:47


Jacob Hewgley is the host of the Mat Geeks podcast. The Mat Geeks media organization is devoted to providing exclusive coverage of ACC wrestling. Hewgley works as a high school math teacher and wrestling coach in North Carolina. Hewgley decided to start Mat Geeks because he felt the ACC was not receiving the attention it deserves from the major wrestling media outlets. All of the Mat Geek's content can be found on the Mat Geeks Rokfin page! Recorded on September 30 for #InternationalPodcastDay   FALLS AREN’T JUST FOR THE BIG GUYS In 1976, Suffolk County’s Joe Davidson became the first lightweight to win the Gorriaran Award at the NJCAA championships. First awarded in 1967, seven of the first 10 winners were at unlimited, while the other two were at 177 pounds before Davidson, the runner-up at 126 pounds, took home the award. He probably would have preferred the title, won that year by Jim Polsinelli of Monroe County.   As always, you can support this network, its shows and its projects at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam or rokfin.com/creator/mattalkonline   Support the Show and the Mat Talk Podcast Network Patreon | Rokfin   Get educated, stay informed Daily Wrestling News, delivered every day, free. The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear. And if you haven't already, leave a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts.   SUBSCRIBE TO SHORT TIME Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 626 - October 30, 2020

Weber State Weekly
Sac State Sends Their Regards

Weber State Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 44:41


This week on Weber State Weekly, Joe Davidson, the Sac State beat writer, stops by to chat about Sacramento State's recent decision to forego the upcoming Spring football season. We get the panelists takes on the decision and Colby has Waldo's Magic 8-ball again this week for a look into Women's Sports this spring.

Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest
Creative Collaboration with Theatre-Makers Grace Ward and Emma Cordray

Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 94:19


Storyfort's Joe Davidson and Allison Maier have a Zoom conversation with local playwright and COVID Cultural Commissioning (CCC) Fund recipient Grace Ward and director and dramaturg Emma Cordray. Grace and Emma discuss their creative journeys, the process of collaboration, the future of theatre, and their sources of inspiration during the pandemic. You can learn more about Treefort Music Fest and purchase your tickets for Treefort '21 at www.treefortmusicfest.com Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest is a part of the EaseDrop Podcast Network Theme music provided by Up is the Down is the Support Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/storyfort-presents-voices-of-t

Character Combine Podcast
Episode 98- Joe Davidson

Character Combine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 70:16


FOLLOW US AT:Twitter: @sportscharacterInstagram: @charactercombineFacebook: Character CombineYouTube: Character Combine Media Vault

Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest
A Short Story For Our Times- "The Lands East Of Here"

Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 61:24


This week we're bringing you an original short story written by Storyfort Director, Christian Winn. Read by the author and mixed and edited by Assistant Director, Joe Davidson, this piece is all about the known world dismantling, shifting, and reassembling in a vaguely known yet unfamiliar manner. We thought it might strike a familiar note right now. We miss our Treefort people and hope you are all safe and well, thoughtful and kind! Take care, and enjoy! "The Lands East of Here" was originally published in Glimmer Train's Winter 2019 issue, which you can find and order at https://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/gts_single_issues.php. You can learn more about Treefort Music Fest, see the full schedule, buy tickets and download the app at www.treefortmusicfest.com Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest is a part of the EaseDrop Podcast Network Theme music provided by Up is the Down is the Support Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/storyfort-presents-voices-of-t Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/storyfort-presents-voices-of-t/6177b9f6-06c6-4dc3-8c54-ff569a675028

Honor Radio Podcast
HR#013 – Joe Davidson

Honor Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2020 30:44


HONOR RADIO: Episode #013Guest: Joe DavidsonSacramento Bee - Senior Staff Writer/ColumnistSacramento, CA Joe Davidson | Sacramento Bee Senior Staff Writer/Columnist talks to Mark Soto and Rick Sutter about how COVID-19 is affecting students, athletes and communities. This very open conversation is full of hope and understanding that though no end is near for the abrupt end to the 2020 season, there is an urgency to follow recommendations that have been given by local, state and national leaders.

Ballislife Podcast Network
Ep. 60 - Discussing the Impact of Coronavirus on All Levels of Basketball

Ballislife Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 66:30


Co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland discuss the impact Coronavirus is having on all levels of basketball - from the NBA to college and down to the high school level. Ron and Dev give an in-depth look at the NorCal Open Division Regionals, which hit a handful of COVID-19 related issues, and are joined by Sacramento Bee reporter Joe Davidson, Bishop O'Dowd coach Lou Richie and Sheldon High guard Xavion Brown who were in the middle of the hysteria.

Engineering Out Loud
And on that farm, he had a robot, S9E5

Engineering Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2020 18:07


Will robots someday replace farm workers? Do we want them to? Assistant Professor and agricultural robotics expert Joe Davidson talks about the potential benefits of using robots in agriculture, and what goes into designing the perfect robotic apple picker.

Tootell & Nuanez
FCS Speculators: FCS Playoff Seeds

Tootell & Nuanez

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2019 76:00


Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez go around the country to talk with someone covering each of the national seeds in the FCS Playoffs:Sam Herder of Hero Sports on #1 North Dakota State (3:09)Greg Madia of the Daily News-Record on #2 James Madison (9:13)Brett Hein of the Standard-Examiner on #3 Weber State (15:49)Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee on #4 Sacramento State (20:59)Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez discuss #5 Montana State (31:39) and #6 Montana (49:17) at lengthAndrew Holtan of the Brookings Register on #7 South Dakota State (1:02:30)Justin Acri of 103.7 The Buzz on #8 Central Arkansas (1:08:45)Each correspondent answers the same five questions about their team entering the playoffs: What was your team's expectations heading into the season? How have they changed since the beginning of the year? What is your team's playoff history prior to this year? How much excitement is there heading into this year's playoffs? What should we be watching for surrounding your team? Who is the one guy to watch on your team? How do you see your team's season ending? Connect with Ryan and Colter on social media: Twitter and Instagram: @1029ESPNTwitter: @gusTootell and @Colter_NuanezInstagram: @rtootell and @cnuanezConnect with our national correspondents on Twitter:@SamHerderFCS@Madia_DNRSports@WeberHQ@SacBee_JoeD@brkgsregister@JustinAcri7

Character Combine Podcast
Episode 28- Joe Davidson

Character Combine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2019 60:54


FOLLOW US AT: Twitter: @sportscharacter Instagram: @charactercombine Facebook: Character Combine YouTube: Character Combine Media Vault www.charactercombine.com

Relics Radio show
S1 E45: Joe Davidson (Okie's Surf N Turf Metal Detecting) on Youtube 9-6-2018

Relics Radio show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2018 100:55


Our guest tonight is Joe Davidson (Okie's Surf N Turf Metal Detecting on YouTube) talking about his treasure hunting adventures.Our sponsors:American Digger Magazine - www.americandigger.comDetectees Metal Detecting Apparel & Gear - www.detectees.comMurray Branch Outdoors (Tim Henderson 615-948-4611)

Relics Radio show
S1 E45: Joe Davidson (Okie's Surf N Turf Metal Detecting) on Youtube 9-6-2018

Relics Radio show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2018 100:55


Our guest tonight is Joe Davidson (Okie's Surf N Turf Metal Detecting on YouTube) talking about his treasure hunting adventures.Our sponsors:American Digger Magazine - www.americandigger.comDetectees Metal Detecting Apparel & Gear - www.detectees.comMurray Branch Outdoors (Tim Henderson 615-948-4611)

Tuesday Night Lights podcast
Episode 52: Bowling Green season preview circa 2018

Tuesday Night Lights podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2018 51:53


Bowling Green wasn't very good at many of the important aspects of football last year, which is not a good thing. Defense was atrocious, but it's the youth movement for Mike Jinks' team. The offense has some excitement to rally behind, but the defense? Different story.  Six questions we ask ourselves about BG in the year of 2018: Can Doege keep making noise, even against *this* schedule? Who the hell is going to catch Doege’s passes? The offense is pretty hype, the defense is obviously not very great. BG to the Big XII? Which player lost from the roster will be missed the most? (graduation or otherwise) Is there a level of badness yet to be reached by this defense, or have we seen the worst? Who steps up at punter after getting great seasons production from Brian Schmiedebusch and Joe Davidson in recent years? Send mailbag questions to: macprospectus@gmail.com Tuesday Night Lights is a feature of MAC Prospectus and Free on Saturday. You can subscribe to the show via iTunes and Podbean and other podcast-listening apps. Here’s a link to our intro and outro music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/moose RSS feed: http://TueNightLights.podbean.com/feed/

All Metal Mode's show
Joe Davidson

All Metal Mode's show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 122:30


Join myself and Joe Davidson as we talk metal detecting, water hunting and the XP Deus

All Metal Mode's show
Joe Davidson

All Metal Mode's show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2018 122:30


Join myself and Joe Davidson as we talk metal detecting, water hunting and the XP Deus

All Metal Mode's show
Joe Davidson

All Metal Mode's show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2018 131:28


Join me as I discuss metal detecting and the Deus with Joe Davidson

All Metal Mode's show
Joe Davidson

All Metal Mode's show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2018 131:28


Join me as I discuss metal detecting and the Deus with Joe Davidson

Congressional Dish
CD153: Save the Post Office!

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2017 106:51


The post office is in trouble. Faced with an enormous debt and a legal obligation to serve every single American, the United States Postal Service needs Congress to make some changes in order to prevent service cuts and financial ruin. In this episode we analyze the plan currently moving through Congress. Please support Congressional Dish: Click here to contribute using credit card, debit card, PayPal, or Bitcoin Click here to support Congressional Dish for each episode via Patreon Mail Contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North #4576 Crestview, FL 32536 Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Bill Outline H.R. 756: Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Title I: Postal Service Benefits Reform Postal employees will be enrolled in Medicare Cancels the requirements for the USPS to pre-fund employee retirement health benefits. Title II: Postal Service Operations Reform Creates a Board of Governors, which will have power over the Postmaster General and determine the strategic direction and pricing of the post office products. Stops the requirement for door delivery to new addresses starting the day the bill is enacted. Businesses will get "centralized delivery, curbside delivery, or sidewalk delivery" with all of them converted by September 30, 2023. Residences will be able to convert voluntarily starting on October 1, 2018 and will have shared delivery points for up to 50 units each. We will be informed in writing if our homes have been selected by the end of March 2019 and we can sign a "conversion consent form" to agree. New residents will automatically be converted to the centralized delivery Gives the Postal Regulatory Committee more flexibility in setting postal rates Allows the post office to provide State and local government services Allows the post office to reinstate half of the rate surcharge that was in effect in April 2016. Title III: Postal Service Personnel Creates a Chief Innovation Officer position Title IV: Postal Contracting Reform Allows the post office to issue non-competitive contracts, with notification requirements if they are over $250,000 Additional Reading Article: House panel displays bipartisan unity over bill to save Postal Service from financial ruin by Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, February 7, 2017. Article: Federal agencies turning to UPS, Fed Ex instead of USPS for delivery needs by Mary Lou Byrd, The Washington Times, June 11, 2013. Article: How Healthcare Expenses Cost Us Saturday Postal Delivery by Josh Sanbum, TIME, February 7, 2013. References Document: H.R. 1628: Senate Health Care Bill Twitter: Who Drafted Secret Health Care Bill USPS: USO Executive Summary USPS: Mail & Shipping Prices National Association of Letter Carriers: About NALC GovTrack: H.R. 756: Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 GovTrack: H.R. 760: Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2017 GovTrack: H.R. 5714 (114th): Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 CBO: H.R. 5714 CBO Score GovTrack: H.R. 6407 (109th): Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act CBO: H.R. 6407 CBO Score White House: President Bush's Statement on H.R. 6407 Video Clips YouTube: Kathleen Madigan - Post Office YouTube: Jerry Seinfeld - Post Office Bit YouTube: Seinfeld clip - Because the mail never stops YouTube: Tom Papa - Post Office Bit Sound Clip Sources Hearing: Accomplishing Postal Reform in the 115th Congress - H.R. 756, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, February 7, 2017. Watch on CSPAN Witnesses Megan J Brennan: Postmaster General Robert Taub: Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission Lori Rectanus: Direction or Physical Infrastructure issues at the US Gov’t Accountability Office Arthur Sackler: Manager at the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service Fredric Rolando: President of the National Association of Letter Carriers 5:19 Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Last July I was proud to see our committee favorably report the bill by a voice vote. Unfortunately, it didn’t make it across the finish line before the end of the Congress, but we did make a lot of progress, particularly with getting the CBO—the Congressional Budget Office—to come in and score the bill. 6:10 Rep. Jason Chaffetz: In an era of partisan politics, this legislation represents a significant bipartisan compromise. The bill gives the Postal Service the freedom it needs to successfully meet the business realities the agency faces. To do this, the bill allows the Postal Service to fully integrate its healthcare plans with Medicare. With such integration, the Postal Service can virtually wipe out its 52-billion-dollar retiree healthcare unfunded liability. Further, the bill achieves real savings by moving to more-efficient mail delivery, saving the Postal Service more than $200 a year for each address that can be converted from the door-to-door delivery to centralized delivery. The bill also helps the agency more accurately evaluate its cost structure and reforms key governance matters. 8:10 Rep. Elijah Cummings: The other thing I thank you for, Mr. Chairman, is so often what happens is that when a lot of work has been done in one term, it’s just tossed away, and then you have to start all over again. But I thank you for picking up where we left off. 10:40 Rep. Elijah Cummings: The total volume of mail handled by the Postal Service has fallen by more than 25% since 2006, and continued declines are expected. The cost of the Postal Service’s operations have also risen, in part because the Postal Service is required to provide universal delivery service to every address in the United States. Every year, about 900,000 new addresses are created in this country; and a network of postal facilities, letter carriers, and workers must expand to deliver to every new address—900,000; that’s a lot. The Postal Service is burdened by a 2006 statutory requirement imposed by Congress to fully pre-fund its liabilities for retiree healthcare costs, a requirement that no other federal agency or private-sector company faces. These liabilities, combined with the Postal Service’s unfunded pension liabilities, currently total about $125 billion, which is almost double its annual revenues. Even as it fixed costs continued to grow, the exigent rate increase that had been approved to enable the Postal Service to recoup some of the losses incurred because of a 2008 recession’s permanent impact on mail volume expired. Since 2006 the Postal Service has implemented significant cost-saving measures, including reducing positions and work hours, and consolidating facilities and delivery routes. 14:08 Rep. Elijah Cummings: Taking all these requirements and trends together, the Postal Service reported a net loss of $5.3 billion for fiscal year 2016, which represents a 10th consecutive year of net losses. We have repeatedly discussed the deteriorating financial condition at the Postal Service in this committee, but the situation is now worsened by unprecedented lack of any Senate-confirmed members on the Postal Service’s Board of Governors. Because many key management decisions are reserved by statute to the Senate-confirmed board members, there are many actions, such as establishing rates, class, and fees for products, that the Postal Service simply cannot take now. The need for postal reform is as urgent as it ever was. Fortunately, we also may be closer than ever to enacting reform. We must press ahead—all of us. 18:50 Rep. Gerald Connolly: I want to commend Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings for their leadership in holding together this coalition—not easy—and it’s a bipartisan coalition that helped write this bill. And especially Chairman Chaffetz could have yielded to the temptation, in light of the circumstances of 2017, to start all over again, and he didn’t do that. We worked together, we held it together, and I want to thank all the stakeholders represented in this room and those not in this room for understanding we can’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. 24:25 Megan Brennan: The Postal Service is self-funded. We pay for our operations through the sale of postal products and services and do not receive tax revenues to support our business. Over the past decade, total mail volume declined by 28%. First-class mail, which makes the greatest contribution to covering the cost of our networks, declined by 36%. In response, we have streamlined our operations, restructured our networks, reduced the size of our workforce, and improved productivity. As a result of these efforts, we’ve achieved annual cost savings of approximately $14 billion. We also successfully stabilized marketing-mail revenues and grew our package business, which together drive e-commerce growth. However, given the constraints imposed by law, all of those actions cannot offset the negative impacts caused by the consistent decline in the use of first-class mail. The Postal Service is required to maintain an extensive network necessary to fulfill our universal service obligation to deliver the mail to every address six days a week, regardless of volume. The cost of the network continues to grow as approximately one million new delivery points are added each year. However, less volume, limited pricing flexibility, and increasing costs means that there is less revenue to pay for our growing delivery network and to fund other legally mandated costs. Since 2012 the Postal Service has been forced to default on $33.9 billion in mandated payments for retiree health benefits. Without these defaults, the deferral of critical capital investments, and aggressive management actions, we would not have been able to pay our employees and suppliers, or deliver the mail. Despite our achievements in growing revenue and improving operational efficiency, we cannot overcome systemic financial imbalances caused by business-model constraints. 26:40 Megan Brennan: We believe there is broad support for the core provisions of the bill you have introduced. By enacting this urgently needed legislation, which includes those provisions, the Postal Service can achieve an estimated $26 billion in combined cost reductions and new revenue over five years. Enactment of these provisions, favorable resolution of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s pricing-review system, and continued aggressive management actions will return the Postal Service to financial stability. Medicare integration is the cornerstone of your bill. The civilian federal government is not required to pre-fund retiree health benefits, but that obligation is imposed on the Postal Service. We are merely asking to be treated like any business that offers health benefits to its retirees and has to fund them. Full integration with Medicare is a universally accepted best practice in private sector. Requiring full Medicare integration for Postal Service retirees would essentially eliminate our unfunded liability for retiree health benefits. It is simply a matter of fairness to enable the Postal Service and our employees to fully utilize the benefits for which we have paid. We also strongly endorse the provision of the bill that would restore half of the exigent rate increase as a permanent part of our rate base. That provision will help us pay for the infrastructure necessary to fulfill our universal service obligation. 28:20 Megan Brennan: H.R. 756 is fiscally responsible and enables the Postal Service to invest in the future and to continue to provide affordable, reliable, and secure delivery service to every business and home in America. 30:30 Robert Taub: H.R. 756 is specifically designed to put the Postal Service on sound financial footing. 33:43 Lori Rectanus: The continued deterioration of the Postal Service’s financial condition is simply a truth that revenues are not keeping up with expenses, a trend since 2007. This means that over the last decade the Postal Service has had a net loss of over $60 billion. While much of this loss was in fact due to the nonpayment of retiree health pre-funding payments, the Postal Service still lost over $10 billion outside of this requirement and other requirements. The revenue-expense gap occurs because first-class mail, the most profitable mail, continues to decline and is now down to 1981 levels. The Postal Service has made significant efforts to grow revenue in other ways, such as with package services. In the meantime, however, expenses continue to grow, largely because of compensation and benefit payments for employees. This is due to salary increases, as well as a larger workforce, in the past several years to support the more labor-intensive package business. In fact, over the past three years, the workforce has actually increased by over 20,000 people, contrasting sharply with prior years when its size decreased greatly. 38:15 Arthur Sackler: We support this bill and urge its approval as promptly as possible. 41:26 Arthur Sackler: H.R. 756 provides an elegant solution to this profound financial problem, integrating postal annuitants into Medicare will save the Postal Service billions each year and follow the best practices of the private sector. Companies that offer health insurance to employees and retirees generally require them to join Medicare at age 65. 42:06 Arthur Sackler: The implications of this bleak financial situation are near existential for Postal Service in its current form, so we support H.R. 756 notwithstanding its one-time market-dominant postal rate increase of 2.15%. We accept this increase in this unique set of circumstances only as necessary to achieve this bill and stabilize the Postal Service. Congress has wisely delegated rate setting to the postal agencies, but with respect, the industry will be compelled to oppose any effort to regard this bill as a precedent for other legislated rate increases. The industry has long supported the self-sustaining postal system, funded entirely by postage. That remains the best course from our perspective. And that is the beauty of your bill. It vastly improves the Postal Service’s financial stability, keeps the Postal Service self-sustaining, and wards off any prospect of a taxpayer bailout, as you noted, Mr. Chairman. 44:25 Fredric Rolando: The bill has broad support across the mailing industry, including business and labor, and is based on best practices in the private sector. 45:30 Fredric Rolando: Over the past decade, postal employees have worked diligently to restructure operations, cut costs, and sharply increase productivity, in response to technological change and the Great Recession. Despite the loss of more than 200,000 jobs, we’ve managed to preserve our networks and to maintain our capacity to serve the nation. But only Congress can address our biggest financial challenge: the unique and unsustainable burden to pre-fund future retiree health benefits decades in advance. No other enterprise in the country faces such a burden, which was imposed by legislation in 2006. The expense of this mandate has accounted for nearly 90% of the Postal Service’s reported losses since 2007. Without a change in the law, the mandate will cost $6 billion this year alone. H.R. 756 would maximize the integration of Medicare and our federal health program for Medicare-eligible postal annuitants, most of whom have already voluntarily enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. The proposal would also give us access to low-cost prescription drugs and other benefits provided to private-employer plans by the Medicare Modernization Act. The savings would help to reduce all of our premium costs and, therefore, pre-funding costs. This approach adopts a standard practice of large private companies that provide retiree health insurance. It would effectively resolve the pre-funding burden that undermines the health of the Postal Service while only raising Medicare spending by one-tenth of one percent over 10 years. H.R. 756 also addresses a revenue shortfall caused by the expiration of the 2013 exigent rate increase, authorized by the Postal Regulatory Commission, to help the Postal Service recover from the permanent decline in mail volume caused by the Great Recession. The compromise adopted by your leadership bill, effectively restoring half of the exigent increase, is a reasonable one. 48:00 Fredric Rolando: All four postal unions urge the committee to adopt this legislation. 52:06 Rep. Jason Chaffetz: What is your current cash on hand; and then once you give me that number, then why isn’t that used to pay some of the payments that were due? You’ve defaulted, I believe, on five payments. Megan Brennan: Yes, Mr. Chairman, we’ve defaulted for the past five years to the tune of $33.9 billion. Our current cash on hand is $8.2 billion. And a determination was made by the Temporary Emergency Committee, which consisted at the time of our lone independent governor, myself, and the deputy postmaster general, to default on that payment to ensure that we can serve sufficient cash, which for an organization of our size is arguable at best, but to reserve sufficient cash to ensure if there was any contingency that would occur in the near term, we could at least have some cushion. Chaffetz: I mean, you have more cash than some of the others who are in the mail industry, but where is that proper balance? Where’s… ? Brennan: When I think—that’s a concern, Mr. Chairman, because for an organization that has expenditures of more than $70 billion a year, we would submit that $8.2 billion is insufficient. That’s the concern for us. And, also, as noted by the Chairman, and we’ve discussed this, the fact that we have deferred on critical capital investments in the past five years to the tune of over $8.9 billion, that impacts our ability to compete and to generate additional revenues. Chaffetz: Tell us, if you can give me a perspective on your fleet management. There was a hearing I think Chairman Meadows chaired earlier about the fleet. We were concerned the Postal Service was going to come up with a very sizeable contract to… Explain to me, where you are in the fleet and your perspective on it. Brennan: Yes, Mr. Chairman. Well, we have one of the largest civilian fleets in the country, with over 212,000 vehicles travelling more than four million miles a day. The fleet, though, is at the end of its expected life, particularly our delivery vehicles that the average age is over 25 years, and the annual maintenance cost is over a billion dollars. So, we have an approach to look at the next-generation delivery vehicles, that currently we’re in the midst of a prototype-testing period where we’re working with six different suppliers to provide us with these vehicles that we will test over the course of the next 18 months. We also just—this week, actually—a request for proposal for a commercial off-the-shelf solution for right-hand-drive vehicles is expected. So, we’ve got a multi-prong approach looking at how to address the vehicle fleet. 58:35 Rep. Stephen Lynch: There are some concerns out there about the funding of that piece that will require postal employees to sign up for Medicare and that it is some type of giveaway. That’s what I’ve heard out there. Now, you and I know differently. But could you explain to me how much money the postal workers have contributed to Medicare but, in large part, have not participated in that? Could you describe that for me, please? Megan Brennan: Yes, Congressman. In our opinion, this is a question of fairness. We’re merely asking that we be treated like any other self-funded entity that provides retiree health benefits. As noted by a number of the panelists, it’s best practice in private sector. And that’s the ask from the Postal Service, and our employees and the Postal Service have paid more than $30 billion into the Medicare trust fund since the early ’80s. We’re just asking to receive the benefit for which employees have paid. 1:03:35 Rep. Blake Farenthold: You mentioned that part of your expenses is six-day delivery to everywhere. Is it worth looking at, at some point in the future, maybe not six days to everywhere for everything? I mean, to be competitive, maybe you do need six. And, actually, I think one of your competitor’s advantage is seven-day package delivery. Over Christmas, I got packages from Amazon that you guys brought on Sunday. Matter of fact, I got one a couple of weeks ago. Apparently you’re still doing it. So, is shrinking to a less-than-six-day delivery for non-packages a potential cost savings? Megan Brennan: Yeah, as you noted, we are delivering packages seven days in select locations, primarily major metropolitan areas. Farenthold: I’m happy Corpus Christi, Texas, is now a major metropolitan area. Brennan: I said primarily. And we are expanding that, because, certainly, we serve every home— Farenthold: Right. Brennan: —and every business, Congressman. To your point, and candidly, we’ve spent the better part of the past two years trying to build a coalition around core provisions of a bill likely to generate broad support. Farenthold: Right. Brennan: And that’s what we focused on. And, also, I would offer candidly, it’s been my experience that there’s no congressional consensus around moving to five-day delivery. Farenthold: Oh, I could tell you that for sure, as well. 1:06:02 Rep. Blake Farenthold: You talked about capital expenses, your biggest being vehicles. What are your big capital—just list off a couple of items that are your big capital items beyond vehicles. Megan Brennan: The information systems, our IT infrastructure, repair and alteration, facility modifications, additional capacity for package sortation. 1:17:56 Rep. Darrell Issa: Additionally, the United States Post Office, with the power of the government, if they chose to aggressively site in or near people’s homes cluster boxes that could safely hold packages, they would leapfrog in service capability what Amazon is trying to build at your corner gas station, wouldn’t they. And I guess I should take that to the postmaster general. Not, what are the problems, but if you did that, wouldn’t you, in fact, offer a service far better and far more distributed than that which Amazon is trying to build today in some parts of urban America? Megan Brennan: Congressman Issa, as you and I discussed, the Postal Service approach is all new, possible deliveries. As noted—excuse me—we add nearly a million a year. Based on the delivery characteristics, we either implement box on post at the end of your driveway or centralized delivery. And just looking at last year, where when we looked at the growth by mode, over 750,000 new deliveries were centralized. So, there's certainly an efficiency gain associated with that. 1:26:40 Rep. Jody Hice: One of the issues that came up specifically dealt with Amazon and a serious competitor that they are, and one of the areas of technology that they’ve excelled in, obviously, is drone delivery. Is there any looking into consideration of drone delivery with the Postal Service? Megan Brennan: Currently, our engineering group is researching, and we’re probably on the peripheral of this advanced technology, currently just learning. And I would say whether it’s drone exploration or any other type of new technology, Congressman, we need the capital monies to be able to invest. Hice: Well, I understand the need for capital monies to invest, but you are looking into the possibility? Brennan: We’re exploring and recognizing what’s happening in the industry. Right now, we’re not an early adopter, I would categorize that, but we’re certainly aware of what’s happening in that space. Hice: Okay, so, at the current time, then, the commitment is to continue with the vehicle delivery. Brennan: Correct. 1:45:15 Rep. Mark Meadows: The gentleman recognizes the gentleman with the stylish glasses, from Missouri, for five minutes. Rep. William Lacy Clay: And, Mr. Chair, I noticed that the ranking member took some of my time. Oh, no—they restarted. Very good. Meadows: The gentleman will recognize that the chairman is always fair with— Clay: All right. Meadows: —his time. Clay: The— Meadows: We’re glad the gentleman from Missouri could get out of bed to come to this hearing. 1:49:00 Megan Brennan: We just recently, Congressman, raised prices on our market dominant, within that strict price cap— Unknown Speaker: Yeah. Brennan: —of eight-tenths of a percent. We also have the 10-year price review before the Commission, currently. 1:51:23 Rep. Mark Meadows: Well, you said all four unions support this bill, with no changes. Is that correct? With no changes, you support this bill, all four unions. Fredric Rolando: Yeah, all four unions support this bill. I think we mentioned two tweaks in the written testimony that we thought would be helpful. Meadows: Yeah, and then, but if those two tweaks don’t get done, this is better than— Rolando: Totally support this bill coming out of committee. Absolutely. 2:07:14 Arthur Sackler: I think that with the establishment of so much trust and reliance on electronic media, there is little that can be done to reverse some of the outflow of mail. But if you add a huge increase on top of that, it’s going to accelerate it dramatically. That’s the worry of the industry. Rep. Glenn Grothman: Okay, you consider the 2.1% not a significant increase? Is that what you’re telling us? Sackler: It is significant, but it is one that, to put it colloquially, we’re all holding our noses and accepting in the spirit of compromise in order to get this bill done. Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Missing Cat! Please help! One of our listeners in Boqueron, Puerto Rico is missing his furry friend. Please keep an eye out for him if you are in the area.

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