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National Day Calendar
July 1, 2022 - National U.S. Postage Stamp Day | National Postal Worker Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 3:30


Welcome to July 1st, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate special deliveries come rain or shine.   The United States issued its first postage stamps on July 1, 1847. They were not, however, the first of their kind. In the United Kingdom, the Penny Black stamp attempted to fix a broken system. Before then, mail recipients were good at dodging payment for this service. Here in America, a letter could be mailed without prepayment until 1855. Despite new regulations, people continued to take advantage of a system that charged only 15 cents for an 11-pound package. The strangest of these was a small baby that was delivered to his grandmother who lived a few miles away. Even the stork couldn't compete with those prices! On National U.S. Postage Stamp Day celebrate a valuable service that still delivers come rain or shine.   “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Everyone knows this is the motto for the United States Postal Service. Except…it isn't. The Postal Service doesn't actually have a motto. So where did this well-known phrase come from? It was written by Herodotus around 500 BCE to describe the postal carriers of his time. When the New York City Post Office opened in 1914, one of the designers liked the quote and had it engraved into the cornerstone. Today is National Postal Worker Day, when we celebrate the men and women who make sure all our letters and packages find their way to us. Except for the bills. We don't mind if those get lost.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Imagine an award program where people can nominate friends and then vote on whether they get the money

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 15:55


The Postal Service handed out millions of dollars in employee awards in a program that lacked solid controls. People nominated one another and then voted on whether they got the money. A few people even approved their own bonuses. For more, the Federal Drive spoke with the deputy assistant inspector general for audit, Wilvia Espinoza.

NAPS Chat
Epiosde 165 June 24, 2022 -- "Creating Our Postal System" with Prof. Joseph Adelman of Framingham State University

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 28:00


Many challenges confronting today's Postal Service would not be foreign to early postal officials -- high partisanship, operational difficulties, and financial stress . In preparation for July 4, during this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Prof. Joseph Adelman of Framingham State University joins Bob Levi to discuss crucial postal decisions made by American patriots, including choices made by delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, President George Washington and the 2nd U.S. Congress. These decisions resulted in the development of our postal system. Prof. Adelman is currently working on an epic history of the Postal Service.

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast
B Free Franklin Post Office, Philadelphia

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 23:29


In this episode, we are on the road in the Old City section of Philadelphia to get an inside look at the B. Free Franklin Post Office. We'll learn more about how this historical landmark reflects the characteristics of the community, as our tour guides Sylvia Herron, a Customer Relations Coordinator at the Postal Service, and Tammy Scott - acting customer relations coordinator at the Postal Service guide us through the museum and Old City's unique history.

Anytime Now
Airmail Adventure: The Story of Jack Knight's Flight

Anytime Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 18:02


Have you ever flown on an airplane through the night? Remember how dark it looked outside the airplane's window? Now, imagine flying through the night with no lights in the freezing snow searching for a place to land. It's time to discover airmail pilot Jack Knight's fantastic journey through the skies in 1921. Join host Kyle Kinane for a story about bravery and human ingenuity that laid the foundation for our incredible postal system. Jack Knight's mission was to deliver mail through the skies during a time that airplanes had no lights or modern navigation systems. As he took off, he couldn't imagine what was in store for him over the next 24 hours. Join us on his journey and let's go on an adventure! About the Host Kyle Kinane is an actor and comedian from Illinois. Kinane has performed  on television programs Last Call with Carson Daly, Conan and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Kinane is an avid needle pointer and crocheter. As a teenager, he was active in 4-H and would often enter his creations in county fairs. About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistory.co and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!

Vinyl Emergency
Episode 164: Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)

Vinyl Emergency

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 66:22


While stepping outside of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service - inarguably two of the most influential names that indie rock has birthed in the last two decades - lead singer/songwriter Ben Gibbard has acquired a stunningly diverse range of collaborators, from The Monkees to Chance the Rapper. On today's show — as DCFC approaches the fall release of their tenth album, Asphalt Meadows — Ben describes why the pandemic changed his vinyl listening habits, how he's fallen randomly into some of the aforementioned collaborations, and the band's explosive (literally) new video, directed by Lance Bangs. We also discuss Yoko Ono, AC/DC, Pharoah Sanders, and Ben's soft spot for former Milwaukee Brewer Gorman Thomas. Pre-order Asphalt Meadows, via deathcabforcutie.com or wherever you get music, prior to its release September 16th.

Stationery Orbit
58 Return of the Shiny!

Stationery Orbit

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 39:12


 In today's episode, we will be talking about getting the Postal Service into shape and shiny pens that you pretty much just get to look at.USPS Price Increase we missed two months ago: Postal BulletinMariachi and Migratory Bird HuntingUnderwhelming set of postmarks except the new Mariachi color postmarkJohn Oliver Duck Stamps: (explicit language warning)That thing got a Hemi? The USPS Cargo TrikesZebra Pressurized ballpoint (thanks to friend of the show, Vance)https://patents.google.com/patent/US3285228A/en Midori for notebook of the year? I agree.The Kaweco Iridescent Pearl Fountain Pen Hand lettering on the rise againWere you envious of your Dad's toolbox as a kid? Get a caddy box for your laptop! I love the production value of this item.My favorite recent use of letter writing, kids helping shelter pets!Dunhill teamed up with Namiki in the 1930 and produce some amazing pens that are now sought after collectors items!It's Aztec, but does it have abs?So GvFC's main website is greedy on details but the Singapore site gives it up.  The pen has an obsidian grip section!!Rocket pen (multipen?), yes please!Benu is back! Now located in Armenia: 

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

In this episode, our hosts are joined by Mary Anderson, Executive Director of International Postal Affairs, to talk about the important role the Postal Service plays in mail delivery worldwide. We'll learn about how the Postal Service works with 192 governments around the world to standardize mail transmission. We'll also discuss international postage, delivery during times of conflict, and more. 

Boston Confidential Beantown's True Crime Podcast
(Replay) Plymouth Mail Truck Robbery 1962-The equivalent of 13 Million in cash stolen, and never recovered

Boston Confidential Beantown's True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 29:54


In August 1962 the U.S.Postal Service wanted to save money on armored car services. Instead of high security, they had a truck driver and one guard transport money, in mail trucks from Cape Cod post offices, to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. What could go wrong? It took local criminals about three weeks to rob this truck of millions. The media coverage was intense and the government sent postal inspectors to investigate. Local gangsters were not impressed, deriding them as "Stamp Police".  A record breaking reward of $150,000 (1.3 Million today) was presented, but never claimed. The defendants, tied to Rhode Island organized crime were ultimately acquitted at trial. This case remains unsolved and no money was ever recovered.Cape Cod Timeshttps://bit.ly/3atdxLfMedium.comhttps://bit.ly/3iPeqlU

Discography Divers
Death Cab For Cutie - "The Sound of Settling"

Discography Divers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 100:30


This, right here, is the first Shannon Pick! Shannon went back into her history of buying CDs at Fred Myer and chose Death Cab For Cutie. Death Cab began as a lo-fi local Pacific Northwest band and grew into to a major radio player. On this episode Nick and Shannon dive into their career and discuss how Death Cab fit into the definition of emo music, why Ben Gibbard's lyrics are so perfectly poetic, and if their themes of unrequited love is dangerous. It is just the two hosts on this episode and their goofiness comes out. Shannon can't help but discuss her love of the Forbidden Love EP and The Postal Service and Nick just can't help but singing. Want to catch up on Death Cab? Listen to our accompanying Spotify playlist at this link.

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go
Loyola to receive $100 million gift from philanthropist couple

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 8:08


Also in the news: All 6 republican candidates for Illinois Governor participated in a forum last night; The head of the U.S. Postal Service visited Chicago talk to about a ten year plan to approve services; One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into two IDOT trucks; A case of possible moneypox has been found in Illinois; and much more.

WBBM All Local
Loyola to receive $100 million gift from philanthropist couple

WBBM All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 8:08


Also in the news: All 6 republican candidates for Illinois Governor participated in a forum last night; The head of the U.S. Postal Service visited Chicago talk to about a ten year plan to approve services; One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into two IDOT trucks; A case of possible moneypox has been found in Illinois; and much more.

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go
Loyola to receive $100 million gift from philanthropist couple

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 8:08


Also in the news: All 6 republican candidates for Illinois Governor participated in a forum last night; The head of the U.S. Postal Service visited Chicago talk to about a ten year plan to approve services; One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into two IDOT trucks; A case of possible moneypox has been found in Illinois; and much more.

レアジョブ英会話 Daily News Article Podcast
Postmaster general: Get used to ‘uncomfortable’ rate hikes

レアジョブ英会話 Daily News Article Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 1:26


Americans should get used to “uncomfortable” postage rate increases in coming years as the U.S. Postal Service seeks to become self-sufficient, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Thursday. The Postal Service Board of Governors sets postage rates, but DeJoy said he'll advocate for raising prices until “we have accomplished our objective of projecting a trajectory that shows us being self-sustaining.” “I believe we have been severely damaged by at least 10 years of a defective pricing model which cannot be satisfied by one or two annual price increases, especially in this inflationary environment,” he added. DeJoy made the remarks at a Board of Governors meeting in which the Postal Service reported a loss of about $1.7 billion for the latest quarter. A sweeping overhaul meant to shore up the Postal Service's financial future will be reflected in the next quarter's results. The long-delayed law also ensures six-day-a-week mail delivery. The bill was signed by President Joe Biden on the same day the Postal Service announced plans for the latest rate increase. If the increase wins final approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission, then the cost of a first-class “forever" stamp will grow by 2 cents to 60 cents, effective July 10. This article was provided by The Associated Press.

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine dive into some of the biggest questions we get here at the Postal Service. We'll address important questions like “where's my package?” and what to do if your mail or package is missing. We'll also discuss why stamps are so valuable to collectors, famous people who have worked for the Postal Service, and more!

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Defense Logistics Agency keeps supply of at-home COVID tests flowing

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 9:13


The Postal Service is probably the biggest public face for the government's efforts to supply Americans with at-home COVID tests. But behind the scenes, it's actually the Defense Department that's doing a lot of the heavy lifting, specifically the Defense Logistics Agency. The agency's DLA Distribution arm has been in charge of storing and moving those test kits to their final destinations, and tracking the supplies all the way through the process. To talk more about DoD's role, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to four individuals from DLA Distribution: Commander Maj. Gen. Keith Reventlow, Deputy Commander Perry Knight, Col. Todd Walker, the director for current operations, and Steven Forster, a supply management specialist.

GT Power Hour
The GT Power Hour: Episode 33 (All Eyez on Md.: MD PSC Chair Jason Stanek's big task)

GT Power Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 1:01


MOPRs, ROFRs and NOPRs, oy vey! In which we welcome back Jason Stanek, who chairs Maryland's Public Service Commission, to discuss the tensions and challenges presented by Maryland's Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. Becoming effective on June 1 this year, the legislation is considered arguably the most ambitious climate-change law adopted by any state in the country, and Stanek's commission will be tasked with getting the state on the right path to accomplish it — all without hiring any additional staff. It's probably fair to think of Maryland over the next nine years as a bellwether for how feasible, given local objections to the necessary infrastructure development, rapid decarbonization in the power industry is. They're the “canary in the coal mine,” as Chair Stanek notes, so “keep an eye on Maryland…”Other topics include PJM's recently released Grid of the Future study, the FERC/NARUC Joint Federal-State Task Force on Transmission, FERC's NOPR on transmission, New Jersey's evaluation agreement with PJM on offshore wind, food recommendations at the diner by the Buffalo airport, hot takes on college mascots, criticizing the U.S. Postal Service's decision to not purchase EVs for its fleet, New Jersey officials for subsidizing nuclear plants and every overly-confident clean-energy activist on the Internet, thoughts about Maryland politics, its capital city and that big horse race it holds each year.

Ray Appleton
Hour 2 - Sailor Buried In Fresno After 81 Years. How You Can Track Your Ballot. Congress Holds First UFO Hearing In 50 Years. Another Round Of Free COVID Tests

Ray Appleton

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 39:12


81 years after dying in the attack on Pearl Harbor, a sailor will be buried next to his brother at Fresno Memorial Gardens. With ballots mailed out to every registered voter for the California primary election, voters can fill out, sign and return their ballot by mail and track the ballot's progress online. Is there an alien force on a mission to explore strange new worlds — like ours? UFO enthusiasts are hoping some of the truth they believe is out there could be revealed Tuesday. Americans can once again order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government by visiting COVIDtests.gov. In this round, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver eight free rapid antigen tests to any household in the U.S. that wants them, according to the website. That brings to sixteen the total tests offered per household so far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Highlights from Moncrieff
The Ukrainian Postal Service

Highlights from Moncrieff

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 8:00


Urkposhta, the National Postal Service of Ukraine, has released a special edition stamp that commemorates the defence against Russia of a Ukrainian island in the Black Sea. The stamp has been celebrated for its iconic design featuring a soldier flipping the bird to the invaders. Julia Pavlenko,Director of the Department of International Operations at Urkposhta, the National Postal Service of Ukraine joined Sean on this afternoon's show.   Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Federal Newscast
Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season

Federal Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:41


In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service settles another lawsuit stemming from the 2020 presidential election.

GovExec Daily
Are the New Postal Vehicles Coming Soon?

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 20:13


Members of Congress have questions about the USPS fleet as electric vehicles become more available and the Post Office's own IG suggests that the Postal Service can go nearly all-electric in the future.  GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz covers USPS. He joined the podcast to discuss the fleet contract and other postal stories he has been covering. *** Join GovExec Daily on Clubhouse! https://www.clubhouse.com/club/govexec-daily-group

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine are joined by Lynn Heidelbaugh, Curator at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, to talk about military mail. We'll learn more about how mail became such an important part of US military history, and how it's evolved over time to meet the changing landscape of the armed forces. We'll also discuss how you and members of the armed forces can use it to send mail, and more!

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
REPOST: 5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 44:42


5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss 5 trends shaping logistics and supply chain. In the interview, Ben reviews and discussed trends and interesting companies in ecommerce, final mile, cold chain, reverse logistics, and fulfillment. About Ben Gordon Benjamin Gordon is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital. He draws on a career building, advising, and investing in supply chain companies. Benjamin has led investments in outstanding firms including XPO, Grand Junction, Bringg, Liftit, and others. As CEO of BGSA Holdings, Benjamin has spent his career investing in and helping to build supply chain and technology companies. Benjamin led the firm's efforts, advising on over $1 billion worth of supply chain transactions. Benjamin has worked with firms such as UPS, DHL, Kuehne & Nagel, Agility Logistics, NFI Logistics, GENCO, Nations Express, Raytrans, Echo Global, Dixie, Wilpak, and others. Prior to BGSA Holdings, Ben founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, CNF, and Ionian. 3PLex was then purchased by Maersk. Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin advised transportation and logistics clients at Mercer Management Consulting. Prior to Mercer, Benjamin worked in his family's transportation business, AMI, where he helped the company expand its logistics operations. Benjamin received a Master's in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College. About Cambridge Capital Cambridge Capital is a private equity firm investing in the applied supply chain. The firm provides private equity to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in our sectors. Our philosophy is to invest in companies where our operating expertise and in-depth supply chain knowledge can help our portfolio companies achieve outstanding value. Cambridge Capital was founded in 2009 as the investment affiliate of BG Strategic Advisors (www.bgsa.com), the advisor of choice for a large, growing number of supply chain CEOs. Cambridge Capital leverages BGSA's unique approach to strategy-led investment banking for the supply chain. BGSA is known for its work helping companies achieve outsized returns via targeted acquisitions and premium sales processes, and has worked with category leaders such as UPS, DHL, Agility Logistics, New Breed, NFI, Genco, Nations Express, Raytrans, and others. Our relationship with BGSA gives us deep market expertise, access to outstanding deal flow and people flow, transactional capabilities, additional resources, and a powerful core competency in the supply chain sector. The Partners and Advisory Board members of Cambridge Capital have diverse backgrounds with complementary technical, operating and financial expertise. The Cambridge Capital team has spent their careers building, growing, and advising outstanding companies in the supply chain sector. They include former leaders of UPS Logistics, Ryder Logistics, ATC Logistics, APL Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, and other globally recognized firms. Cambridge Capital's professionals know what it takes to build great companies. Key Takeaways: 5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon In the podcast, Ben reviewed the following 5 trends shaping logistics:  Ecommerce Ecommerce has not only reshaped logistics, but it is also has reshaped the entire economy. According to McKinsey, 10 years of e-commerce adoption was compressed into three months. Because of explosive growth of ecommerce, small parcel companies, UPS, FedEx and DHL experienced exceptional growth. The U.S. Postal Service and Amazon have also seen huge growth in shipments due to the growth of ecommerce. Returns and reverse logistics Traditional retailers experience 6-8% of sales to be returned. Ecommerce sellers have returns of approximately 30%. Returned items are a major pain point for both sellers and logistics providers because they are unplanned, very expensive, and difficult to manage. To address the returns and reverse logistics challenge, companies like ReverseLogix have created reverse logistics technology that reduces costs and enhances the customer's experience, while increasing inventory recovery and visibility into the reverse logistics life-cycle. Last mile Last mile or final mile is perhaps the most important and difficult part of direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping. Last mile accounts for 41% of the cost of business-to-consumer shipping. Amazon has raised customer expectations with a superior DTC experience that many companies will fail to replicate. In response, firms like Bringg are helping their clients deliver a last-mile experience that is comparable to the Amazon experience. Delivery software and service companies like Delivery Circle are helping companies leverage technology to make local delivery service more efficient and profitable. Ecommerce fulfillment Ecommerce fulfillment is the backbone of the direct-to-consumer supply chain and to successful, fulfillment companies must excel at both technology and warehousing & logistics. Many companies entering the fulfillment space from a technology background struggle with warehousing, logistics, and operations, while traditional warehousing & logistics companies may initially lack the technical expertise. Medical logistics and cold chain During COVID, the importance of the medical logistics and supply chain was highlighted especially in the areas of the cold chain. The lack of adequate cold chain infrastructure is proving to be a problem in the developing world. Cold chain monitoring and compliance is an area primed for growth. Learn More About the 5 Trends Shaping Logistics Ben Gordon Cambridge Capital 2021 BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference 2021 BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference – Welcome Remarks from Ben Gordon Related Podcasts Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier Alternatives to UPS and FedEx The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Clean Energy Show
The Backward States of America

The Clean Energy Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 58:49


The U.S. is finally banning incandescent light bulbs in favor of LEDs--the bulbs the rest of the civilized world uses! California runs on 100% renewables for the first time in history! Brian updates on his homemade shoelaces. Saskatchewan finally gets serious about solar. The boys diss SiriusXM for its crappy sound quality. We're unsure if our show plays on Pandora, Deezer or TuneIn due to our change from MP3 to ACC file format. Toyota BZ4X charges terribly. A million US citizens live in a house with 3 VCRs connected to the grid. Italy stands up to tiny penised loser Putin with Operation Thermostat. Ford's home integration systems uses the Ford F150 lightning EV pickup to power your home. The system is pricy but may be less than a generator install. It even has a small battery for the moment before the truck power kicks in. The U.S. Postal Service faces lawsuites over buying combustion vehicles.  Alberta coal is going away fast. At 75% of the grid in 2001, it'll be gone by 2023. Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! Check out our YouTube Channel! Follow us on Twitter! Your hosts: James Whittingham https://twitter.com/jewhittingham Brian Stockton: https://twitter.com/brianstockton Email us at cleanenergyshow@gmail.com Leave us an online voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/cleanenergyshow Tell your friends about us on social media!

Beyond the News WFLA Interviews
Dr Michael Crosby - Eugenie Clark 100th

Beyond the News WFLA Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 10:59


Dr Eugenie Clark was born 100 years ago Wednesday (May 4th). She was a marine scientist and ichthyologist who became known as the "Shark Lady" for her discoveries that changed public perception of sharks, and became the scientific founding figure of what is now Mote Marine Lab. The U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a stamp. We speak with Mote CEO Dr. Michael Crosby about Clark's life and work.

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast
U.S. Postal Uniforms – An Iconic Look

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 31:02


In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine are joined by Alison Bazylinski, Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, to talk about the history of the Postal Service uniform. We'll learn more about the importance of the uniform, and how it's changed over time to reflect societal trends. We'll also discuss the impacts of integrating women into the Postal workforce and more. 

Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture
The Intersection S6 Ep2 Economy plummet.Kevin McCarthy and lying Republicans.Postal truck polluters

Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 20:25


The US gross domestic product shrank by 1.4% for the beginning of 2022. Does this spell doom for Democrats in the midterms and for Joe Biden's economic agenda? We take a look at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who got caught in a lie but with no consequence. Republicans in Ohio have made up a new, bizarre trope about undocumented immigrants voting in elections, and a lawsuit against the Postal Service over those trucks you see in cities and towns across America. Wanna guess their gas mileage?

NAPS Chat
Episode 161 April 29, 2022 -- "Postal Service and Ivy League Law; New Legal Challenges for the USPS"

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 12:30


During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Bob Levi discusses two recent Ivy League law journal articles that reference NAPS v. USPS, three lawsuits brought against the USPS by 16 states, a handful of environmental groups and a labor union against the USPS, and the new performance standard for first-class parcels.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
Briefly | 29 Apr 2022

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 4:16


On the podcast today: ·       Elon Musk dumps $8.5B in Tesla stock ahead of Twitter buy ·       Annual Meeting: Mercedes-Benz Continues Its Successful Transformation ·       62% Of 2017 To 2019 Chevrolet Bolts Have Had Their Battery Replaced ·       Jaguar Owner Tata Motors Eyes Chipmaking, Plans for an EV Battery Factory ·       The US generated a record 18% of its electricity from wind and solar in March ·       Tesla Model 3 was Europe's best selling car in March 2022 ·       16 states sue Postal Service over gas-powered mail trucks ·       How the Formula E Gen3 is shaping up to be the world's most efficient race car ·       LEVC Celebrates Sale of 5000th TX Electric Taxi in London ·       New 14-seat electric commuter bus lands in Australia ·       Ex Chargemaster CEO David Martell launches intuitive home charger Evios One ·       Kia initiates ‘purpose-built vehicle' strategy with launch of Niro Plus ·       Used EV market set to change with new battery warranties

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1449: VW ID.Buzz Could Be Built At Expanded Chattanooga Plant

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 20:28


Show #1449 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Thursday 28th  April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VW SAID TO CONSIDER BUILDING ID. BUZZ, ELECTRIC PICKUP IN THE US - Ever since Volkswagen unveiled the ID. Buzz in early March, the automaker constantly had to answer questions regarding the possibility that the electric van will also be made in the United States. - reports claim that Volkswagen is considering an expansion of its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. A source close to the matter told Reuters that the automaker plans to build an electric pickup and the ID. Buzz at the new facility. - VW has not confirmed plans for an electric pickup yet, although VW Group CEO Herbert Diess and VW of America CEO Scott Keogh have vaguely hinted at such plans. - The report ties in with another one from Germany's Manager Magazin from earlier today. The publication wrote that Volkswagen was planning to build a second production plant in the US that would increase its annual capacity to up to 600,000 vehicles. - VW Group announced on March 21 that it plans to invest at least $7.1 billion in North America over the next five years. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/582632/vw-said-to-consider-building-id-buzz-electric-pickup-us/ VOLKSWAGEN REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING A SECOND US PRODUCTION SITE PLUS NEW BATTERY CELL PLANT - With competitors like Nissan, General Motors, and Ford Motor Co. all manufacturing EVs in the state of Tennessee, it is very quickly becoming a mecca for electrification in the US and could soon be number one, according to the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority. - Current ID.4 production capacity in Chattanooga is expected to be from 100,000 to 120,000 units per year as the automaker adds a third production shift creating about 4,500 jobs. Combined with existing production for VW's Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, the Chattanooga plant would essentially be maxed out. - The report also states that VW is considering a battery plant near the Chattanooga plant(s) as well. - According to VW exec Scott Keogh, the company's current plan is to source its EV battery cells from  SK Innovation at the new $2.6 billion factory it is building in Georgia. In terms of a potential US battery plant, Keogh said VW will need units. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/04/29/volkswagen-reportedly-considering-a-second-us-production-site-plus-new-battery-cell-plant/ VOLKSWAGEN & BP LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP TO ROLL-OUT EV FAST CHARGING IN EUROPE - Volkswagen Group and energy giant bp have launched a strategic partnership that will aim to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe, unveiling the first charger in Dusseldorf, Germany. The partnership aims to rapidly building a fast charging network across Europe by 2024. - The roll-out will feature Volkswagen's Flexpole 150kW charging units, each of which feature two charge points, and an integrated battery storage system. - The Flexpole units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid which removes the requirement for a dedicated substation and costly construction work, while providing fast charging speeds of up to 150kW - The first phase of the roll-out will see up to an additional 4,000 charge points at bp's Aral retail sites in Germany and bp retail sites in the UK over the next 24 months. - bp's charging network will be integrated into Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Seat/Cupra in-car dashboards ensuring drivers can find their nearest charger seamlessly. Original Source : https://www.autofutures.tv/2022/04/28/volkswagen-bp-launch-partnership-to-roll-out-ev-fast-charging-in-europe/ USPS HIT BY CAROLYN MALONEY ON LIMITING ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURCHASES - he U.S. Postal Service used “faulty” assumptions in limiting its purchase of electric mail-delivery trucks in its $6 billion fleet replacement plan, a top House Democrat said Tuesday. - The postal service used a low gas price and assumed higher maintenance costs for an electric vehicle than for gas-powered, said Representative Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat who is pushing for the service to buy more battery-powered vehicles. - The service last month said it had doubled, to about 10,000, the number of electric vehicles in its initial order. The trucks will be among 50,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. - Maloney referred to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. The congressional watchdog said the postal service used a gas price that is almost $2 per gallon less than the current national average price of gas. - The Postal Service is moving forward over objections of the Biden administration with its $6 billion plan to purchase as many as 165,000 mail trucks over the next 10 years, with up to 90% of those running on gasoline instead of more climate-friendly batteries. Original Source : https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/usps-hit-carolyn-maloney-limiting-electric-vehicle-purchases AMAZON POSTS A LOSS AS ONLINE SHOPPING SLOWS, STOCK TANKS Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/amazon-posts-a-loss-as-online-shopping-slows-stock-tanks/ FORD CUTS 580 U.S. SALARIED, AGENCY WORKERS AS IT RESTRUCTURES FOR EVS Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/28/ford-cuts-580-us-salaried-agency-workers-as-it-restructures-for-evs.html MILITARY EVS ARE A NECESSARY AWAKENING — NOT ‘WOKENESS' Original Source : https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/3469206-military-evs-are-a-necessary-awakening-not-wokeness/ HERTZ LAYS OUT 17 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIPS PERFECT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVERS Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/04/hertz-lays-out-17-european-road-trips-perfect-for-electric-vehicle-drivers/ RESEARCHERS FIND E-BIKES OUTPACING ELECTRIC CARS SALES IN THE U.S.   Original Source : https://www.bicycling.com/news/a39838840/ebikes-are-outpacing-electric-car-sales-in-the-us/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What cables should or shouldn't  come with a new or used EV? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP

GovExec Daily
The Louis DeJoy Ethos and USPS

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 19:52


  Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been a controversial public figure since his elevation to the post in June 2020. His operational changes slowed mail delivery in conjunction with staff time lost during the pandemic, coinciding with a historic increase in voting by mail during a controversial election involving Donald Trump, a close ally of Dejoy.   GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz covers the Postal Service and sat down with DeJoy earlier this month. He joined the podcast to discuss the Postmaster General. *** Join GovExec Daily on Clubhouse! https://www.clubhouse.com/club/govexec-daily-group?utm_medium=ch_club&utm_campaign=vlrzJwsaX-VcmRCrWGPctA-103059  

Minnesota Native News
Renowned Anishinaabe Artist George Morrison Honored By US Postal Service

Minnesota Native News

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 4:59


The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating George Morrison, a key figure in Native American and modern art, with Forever stamps showcasing his work. Family, art historians, and community members alike agree George Morrison was an underappreciated force in Native American art. Feven Gerezgiher reports

How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer
Remember Taping Songs Off The Radio? (with Benjamin Gibbard)

How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 65:42


Benjamin Gibbard may follow you in the dark, but he will not follow you in the trendy brunch spot in your neighborhood. On this episode on HOW DID WE GET WEIRD?, we catch up with the frontman for Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service to discuss 20 years of random Bayer hangouts ranging from breakfast to Bonnarroo, what being vegan was like during DCFC's early years and why he is unlikely to become the spokesman for Dunkin' Donuts anytime soon. We also discuss taping songs off the radio as a teenager, the enduring influence of Minor Threat and why "ordering something for the table" is the best way to get something indulgent without a side order of guilt.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Congressional Dish
CD250: Congress Saves the Postal Service

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 89:36


Congress did a good thing! In this encouraging episode, learn about a new law that saved the Postal Service from financial doom without spending one extra penny in taxpayer money. Then, listen to the highlights from a recent hearing about the electrification of the Postal Service's vehicle fleet. Louis DeJoy may not have sabotaged the 2020 election, but is he sabotaging the effort to transition the Postal Service away from fossil fuels? Executive Producer: Stephen McMahan Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD220: Postal Service Sabotage Lobbying Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Specific Issues Reports for H.R.3076 by: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 117th Congress.” Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Clients Lobbying on H.R.3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2021.” Open Secrets. Darrell Issa: Federal Congressional Candidacy Data “Contributors 1997 - 2022.” Jon Stewart Podcast “Jon Talks about the Media -- and It Talks Back.” March 24, 2022. The Problem with Jon Stewart. The Law H.R. 3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 Full Text Summary Cost Estimate House Vote Breakdown: 342-92 (All no votes GOP) Senate Vote Breakdown: 79-19 (All no votes GOP) H.R.6407 - Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Became law on December 20, 2006 Vote Breakdown Audio Sources It's Electric! Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future House Committee on Oversight and Reform April 5, 2022 The Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to examine the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of electrifying the Postal Service fleet through the acquisition of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). Witnesses: Tammy L. Whitcomb, Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Victoria K. Stephen, Executive Director, Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, USPS Kenny Stein, Director, Policy, Institute for Energy Research Jill Naamane, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, General Services Administration Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association Clips 10:00 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): While Republicans are not against the Postal Service acquiring electric vehicles, we're against mandates that ignore the business needs and the financial situation of the Postal Service. Republicans believe the postal service must be self funded. This means the Postal Service should pay for its own capital needs, like purchasing new vehicles. Meanwhile, Americans can't afford to fill up their gas tanks, let alone buy an electric vehicle. But that isn't stopping Democrats from demanding your mailman has one. 26:30 Tammy L. Whitcomb: Last February, the Postal Service awarded a contract to produce and deploy up to 165,000 new delivery vehicles over the next 10 years. While the contract allows for both electric and gasoline powered vehicles, the Postal Service's current plan is for most of the new vehicles to be gasoline powered. We have two recent reports related to this purchasing decision. One of our reports was a research paper that identified the opportunities and challenges for the Postal Service in adopting these electric vehicles. We found electric vehicles are well suited for most postal routes, and there are clear benefits to their adoption. For example, a large fleet of electric vehicles would help the Postal Service decrease its greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the growth of the electric vehicle market in the United States. Additionally, electric vehicles are more mechanically reliable than gas powered vehicles and require less scheduled maintenance. They would also result in the Postal Service incurring lower and more reliable and stable energy costs. However, there are challenges associated with adopting an electric vehicle fleet. The upfront costs are significantly higher than gasoline powered vehicles. The Postal Service would need to pay a higher per vehicle price and incur the cost of installing the charging infrastructure. The Postal Service has over 17,000 delivery units that may host electric vehicles and the cost and issues associated with installing charging infrastructure will vary by each depending on the parking layout, power availability and required upgrades. Good planning along with early and consistent communication with local governments and utility companies could help overcome these challenges. We found the Postal Service could save money in the long term by deploying electric vehicles on certain routes. For example on longer routes in in areas of the country where gas prices are traditionally higher. The Postal Service might also be able to lower the costs associated with electric vehicles by exploring different mixes of the type and number of chargers. Because many delivery routes are short, it is unlikely that every vehicle would need to plug into a charger every night. There are two other factors that could significantly change the cost benefit analysis of purchasing electric vehicles: federal funding and local incentives. The Postal Service has stated it could achieve full electrification of its delivery fleet if Congress provided $6.9 billion. Incentive programs by local utility companies might also help offset costs. 33:57 Victoria Stephen: Any mix of replacement vehicles will deliver significant reductions in emissions and improvements in fuel economy over our existing long-life vehicles. I would note, however, that we have 12,500 routes over 70 miles in length that are not candidates for electrification today, and another 5000 that require all wheel drive vehicles due to extreme climate conditions. Electrification also comes with the challenge of installing infrastructure at a multitude of postal facilities. 42:36 Jill Naamane: Last month, the Postal Service ordered 50,000 new delivery vehicles including about 10,000 that will be electric. To inform its decision, USPS conducted a total cost of ownership analysis of a range of types of vehicles. information in this analysis included the maintenance and fuel costs of each vehicle. It also developed a model that recommends the lowest cost vehicle for each delivery route, and a mix of vehicles to purchase each year. The model is based on a set of assumptions including information from the total cost of ownership analysis and details on individual delivery routes. 43:28 Jill Naamane: Our preliminary analysis of the model raises questions about the way in which certain assumptions estimate the costs and benefits of the gas and electric vehicles. I'll highlight a few examples. First, the model we reviewed used a 2020 gas price that is almost $2 per gallon less than the current national average. 43:57 Jill Naamane: Second, the model appears to assume maintenance would be more expensive for electric vehicles than gas. This is inconsistent with research we have identified, our interviews with private delivery companies, and Postal Service documents that show electric vehicles are expected to be less expensive to maintain. 44:16 Jill Naamane: Third, the total cost of ownership analysis does not include a reduction in emissions as a benefit of electric vehicles. A separate USPS Environmental Impact Statement found that with no tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles would have this benefit. 44:40 Jill Naamane: I'll turn now to factors that have so far affected the widespread acquisition of electric vehicles in federal fleets. We've previously reported that these factors include the higher upfront costs of electric vehicles and uncertainties around the cost and installation of charging infrastructure. Our ongoing work indicates that these factors remain relevant. For example, USPS officials said the higher upfront cost was a key factor in their decision making. They estimate that the new electric and gas delivery vehicles will not cost the same until 2031. In addition, USPS estimates a range in the cost of installing chargers depending on the site and it is uncertain whether older facilities have sufficient power capacity to support the charging infrastructure. 51:50 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY): On March 24, the Postal Service placed its first purchase order of 50,000 vehicles with Oshkosh. And although the Postal Service initially insisted it could buy only 5000 electric vehicles in this first order, it doubled that amount to 10,000 after this committee and others began to ask questions. So I'd first like to ask Miss Steven, can you briefly explain what changed the Postal Service's analysis to allow for the increase of EVs in this purchase order? Victoria Stephen: Yes, thank you for the question. The first thing that that it's important to note is that the Postal Service has committed to continuing to reassess changes in the market. And so the point that you and some of the other speakers have made today about changing fuel prices…$2.19 was the price at the time that we prepared the analysis, we have continued to do ongoing analysis on changing fuel prices and sensitivity analysis to determine if that change is our mix. It certainly does. The gas prices are higher today than they were when we prepared the initial analysis. So that's one factor. The other key factor is that through the efforts of you and your colleagues, postal reform is making a big difference for the Postal Service. It allows us the flexibility to consider our capital position differently than prior to the passage of postal reform. So between those two key variables, we were able to go back and assess our ability to increase the proportion of electric vehicles within our financial resources and within our means, and we're happy to do that. 1:44:00 Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): What would the Postal Service do right now if a postal service vehicle runs out of fuel on its route? Victoria Stephen: A conventional vehicle today? Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): Yes, yes, ma'am. Victoria Stephen: Yeah, we will call our local team and they would— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): And you'd bring in gas pretty quick, wouldn't you? Victoria Stephen: That's right. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): What do you what are you going to do it for the electric postal service vehicle runs out of juice? Victoria Stephen: It's more challenging— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): You're gonna have to tow it. So listen, I say to my colleagues across the aisle, maybe the time has come for this discussion, but let's have it honestly. It's not going to work. We're spending billions of dollars of the people's treasury to accomplish some dream. Not to mention what my colleague has brought up: the raw materials for these batteries being mined by child slave labor overseas. That raw product bought by China is assembled into the finished product by slave labor in China. Do we support that? For God's sakes, let's take a step back. As a committee, we owe it to the American people that we serve to take a hard look at this thing. 2:01:06 Rep. Glen Grothman (R-WI): Some of my colleagues proposed requiring 75% of the vehicles to be electric. Do you think that's a reasonable possibility? Do you think that's really something that could be handled right now? Victoria Stephen: I think it's a bit beyond what our estimates say is possible. When we were asked by some of the congressional committee members and staff throughout the last year to assess how far we could go with our electrification, the response we provided was 70% of our delivery fleet acquisitions over the course of the decade could be electrified if resources were made available. 3:16:05 Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA): And then there's the problem with the Postal Service assumptions about EV range, a 70 mile vehicle range. In your extensive work in this field, including the vehicles that companies like GM, Ford and rivian? are providing to private fleets, did USPS use the correct assumption about battery range? Joe Britton: No, it is far inconsistent with what we're seeing in the marketplace and I'll give you a couple examples. The Ford eTransit van? gets nearly two miles per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The workhorse C Series? gets one and a half miles per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The Arrival van that is being contracted with UPS gets 1.7 miles per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The USPS assumption is that this vehicle gets seven tenths of a mile per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The only other vehicle that we have seen that has that inefficient of an electric drive train would be a Class A tractor trailer or semi truck fully weighted down. It is impossible [unintelligible] -- Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA): And if the model used the correct range assumptions, wouldn't that significantly affect the total cost of ownership analysis, including the number of charging stations needed to support these vehicles? Joe Britton: That's correct. You would not need nearly as many charging stations as the Postal Service is asserting. 3:20:12 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): It's a worthy cause to try to change to try to transfer from fossil fuels to electric vehicles. But the policies in the Biden administration are making that even more difficult than the economics of it. For example, the Biden administration war on coal is making it more difficult to mine coal and to burn coal. I know that from being from a coal burning state and a coal producing state. You have to have coal to make electricity. You also have to have natural gas to make electricity. We have a lot of problems with our energy policy in America from the Biden administration. And he's gonna make electrifying vehicles even more difficult. Senate Session February 8, 2022 Highlighted PDF Clips 20:40 Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT): Because the Postal Service is required to deliver to every American even on unprofitable routes. The postal service may be charging lower than market rates in its service contracts with private companies. This may not only shortchange the Postal Service making further taxpayer bailouts likely, but it could also distort competition in the package delivery market. 22:45 Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT): Senator Scott's amendment would alleviate some of the financial burdens that this bill would impose on taxpayers and the Medicare program by forcing the Postal Service to reimburse Medicare for all of the additional costs that would be created by requiring future postal retirees to enroll in Medicare. 2:38:33 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): I would also like to note what this bill does not do because there has been some misinformation out there. One, it does not appropriate new funds to the post office, period. Two, it does not change the accounting or costing structure for packages and letters so it does not disadvantage private-sector carriers. That is very important to me. This is the status quo that we are putting in place here. It does not change the accounting or costing structure for packages and letters. Third, it does not allow the Postal Service to enter into new commercial services like postal banking. That is also very important to me. And contrary to the claims of this bill's opponents, this bill does not impact the solvency of the Medicare hospital trust fund. That is the trust fund we all talk about. It is going belly-up in 2026. It does not affect it, period. CBO has actually written us something saying that, but it just makes sense. People are already in Part A. And this bill does not increase the Medicare Part B and Part D premiums based on the CBO analysis. Why? Partly because it is such a small number of people. Only 25 percent of postal employees were not already in Part B and Part D, so additional ones make very little difference. But part of it is they are paying their premiums. House Session February 8, 2022 Highlighted PDF Clips 37:10 Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA): The fact is they haven't made a profit since 2006 as they are mandated. The truth is, the post office isn't lacking liquidity, it is bankrupt and nothing in this bill will make the post office truly solvent. It simply wipes out and wipes away debts and shifts the burden onto taxpayers. The bill forgives $46 billion in debts owed by the Postal Service, forcing the taxpayers to pay it. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Business Meeting May 13, 2021 Clip 44:45 Rep. Speier (D-CA): Believe it or not, prohibition has been over for 90 years, but somehow, we never fixed it so that the US Postal Service could be in a position to mail and process liquor and wine. So for 90 years, they have had their hands tied, while others were able to do that task. We can't have the Postal Service break even or even become profitable if we keep tying its hands. So we also have an interest in protecting small businesses, micro breweries, small retail establishments, small wineries. They cannot ship their product because they either have to have the sanctions of the wholesalers or they don't ship. Hearing: Examining the Finances and Operations of the United States Postal Service During COVID-19 and Upcoming Elections Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee August 21, 2020 Watch on YouTube Clips 12:30 Louis DeJoy: Our business model established by the Congress requires us to pay our bills through our own efforts. I view it as my personal obligation to put the organization in a position to fulfill that mandate. With action from the Congress and our regulator, and significant effort by the Postal Service, we can achieve this goal. This year, the Postal Service will likely be reported loss of more than $9 billion. Without change, our losses will only increase in the years to come. It is vital that Congress enact reform legislation that addresses our unaffordable retirement payments. Most importantly, Congress must allow the postal service to integrate our retiree health benefits program with Medicare. Hearing: Financial State of U.S. Postal Service Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee August 6, 2009 Speakers: John Potter, Former Postmaster General David Williams, Former Inspector General, USPS Clips 46:10 David Williams: The Postal accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the postal service to make 10 annual payments of $5 billion each in addition to the $20 billion already set aside for pre funding its retiree health benefits, the size of the $5 billion payments has little foundation and the current payment method is damaging to the financial viability of the Postal Service even in profitable times. The payment amounts were not actuarially based instead, the required payments were built to ensure that the Postal Act did not affect the federal budget deficit. This seems inexplicable since the Postal Service is not part of the federal budget, does not receive an appropriation for operations and makes its money from the sale of postal services. The payment amounts are fixed through 2016 and do not reflect the funds earnings. Estimates of the Postal Service liability as a result of changing economic circumstances, declining staff size or developments in health Care and pharmaceutical industries. The payments do not take into account the Postal Service's ability to pay and are too challenging even in normal times. 1:10:10 John Potter: And when I look around the world and see what other posts are, if you're in Australia and you want to update your driver's license, renew it, you go to the post office. If you're in Italy and you go into a bank, more than likely going to the post office, if you're in Japan and you want to buy insurance, more than likely you're going to the post office. And if you're in France and you have a cell phone issue, more than likely, again, you're going to the post office. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill could soon be easier to find

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 23:43


Today on Economics on Tap, we’re talking about the Biden administration’s plan to make Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, available in pharmacies across the United States. It might be easier said than done. Plus, Iran has tolerated economic sanctions for decades. Will the same hold true for Russia? We’ll also discuss the speedy demise of CNN+ and Google’s time-lapsed images showing the effects of climate change. We end with a round of Half Full/Half Empty. Today’s categories: Netflix (with ads!), a slowed-down U.S. Postal Service, Earth Day, national parks reservation systems and the return of Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza. Here’s everything we talked about on the show today: “Earth Day 2022” from Google “Pfizer Paxlovid Covid Pill Will Soon Be Available Across the US in Biden Plan” from Bloomberg “Iran Shows Why Sanctioning Russia Won’t Stop Putin’s War in Ukraine” from Foreign Policy “CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After Its Start” from The New York Times “Streaming services are embracing cheaper, ad-supported tiers” from Marketplace “USPS slowing first-class package delivery to lower costs” from The Hill “Trash or Recycling? Why Plastic Keeps Us Guessing” from The New York Times “Reservation systems may be here to stay at popular national parks” from Marketplace “Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing” from NPR Tell us what you think about today’s show. Email us at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave us a voice message at 508-827-6278, or 508-U-B-SMART.

Marketplace All-in-One
Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill could soon be easier to find

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 23:43


Today on Economics on Tap, we’re talking about the Biden administration’s plan to make Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, available in pharmacies across the United States. It might be easier said than done. Plus, Iran has tolerated economic sanctions for decades. Will the same hold true for Russia? We’ll also discuss the speedy demise of CNN+ and Google’s time-lapsed images showing the effects of climate change. We end with a round of Half Full/Half Empty. Today’s categories: Netflix (with ads!), a slowed-down U.S. Postal Service, Earth Day, national parks reservation systems and the return of Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza. Here’s everything we talked about on the show today: “Earth Day 2022” from Google “Pfizer Paxlovid Covid Pill Will Soon Be Available Across the US in Biden Plan” from Bloomberg “Iran Shows Why Sanctioning Russia Won’t Stop Putin’s War in Ukraine” from Foreign Policy “CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After Its Start” from The New York Times “Streaming services are embracing cheaper, ad-supported tiers” from Marketplace “USPS slowing first-class package delivery to lower costs” from The Hill “Trash or Recycling? Why Plastic Keeps Us Guessing” from The New York Times “Reservation systems may be here to stay at popular national parks” from Marketplace “Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing” from NPR Tell us what you think about today’s show. Email us at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave us a voice message at 508-827-6278, or 508-U-B-SMART.

Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged
#1,082 - The U.S. Postal Service stops mail service in a California city overrun with homeless camps

Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 21:29


The United States Postal Service has suspended mail service in a California beach town plagued by homeless encampments after the agency claimed its mail carriers have been attacked in recent months.  The first incident happened in Santa Monica on January 19 when a mail carrier was attacked by a broomstick-wielding person near the intersection of 14th Street and Arizona Avenue, three blocks from the beachThe carrier reportedly was not injured in the attack, CBS News reported.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast
The First Year of the Delivering for America Plan

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 31:59


In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine are joined by Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, to talk about the impacts seen across the Postal Service one year after implementing the Delivering for America (DFA) Plan. We'll learn more about its impact on infrastructure, services offered, and opportunities for partnership growth. We'll also talk about how leadership and strategic planning will continue to help us grow. 

The World and Everything In It
4.14.22 Postal reforms, gas prices, and sheep shearing in Australia

The World and Everything In It

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 32:29


Josh Schumacher reports on the latest effort to make the U.S. Postal Service financially viable; Mary Reichard talks to Katie Tubb about when we might expect some relief at the gas pump; and Amy Lewis visits a farm in Australia to meet a man who spent his life raising sheep. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, MLB double take, and the Thursday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Ambassadors Impact Network, a network of investors who have provided fourteen million dollars of growth capital since 2018 to entrepreneurs who show and share Jesus through their businesses. More at ambassadorsimpact.com CrossCurrent Digital is a Christian, conservative audiobook and ebook platform, built from the ground up without Big Tech, so the Gospel and traditional values can't be censored from the digital book landscape. Get your digital books from a company that shares – and protects – your values. CrossCurrent Digital: Your Home for Faith and Freedom.

The LA Report
Increasing number of Ukrainian refugees seeking passage to U.S. through Mexico. Plus: Latino mental health stigma, Santa Monica postal ban, and more – The P.M. Edition

The LA Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 5:37


What's happening today: More and more Ukrainian refugees are traveling to Mexico to get into the U.S.; Overcoming mental health stigma a challenge for Latino communities; Postal Service refusing service to Santa Monica area where mail carriers were attacked; Gov. Newsom's task force credited for increased cargo rail security in Lincoln Heights; Deadline Wednesday for L.A. County guaranteed income program applications. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com

The Rush Limbaugh Show
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show H2 – Apr 12 2022

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 37:14


The Russian war machine isn't done grinding down Ukraine. Virtue signaling gone wild: Boston Marathon bans runners from Russia and Belarus from 2022 race. Florida Governor DeSantis signs legislation that will provide more than $70 million to support fatherhood. Bryan Dean Wright, former CIA operations officer, joins Clay and Buck to discuss his conversion from Democrat to Republican. U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail service in parts of liberal enclave of Santa Monica, because the mailmen kept getting assaulted and attacked. New York Democratic Lt. Governor arrested on bribery charges. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

PBS NewsHour - Full Show
April 11, 2022 - PBS NewsHour full episode

PBS NewsHour - Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 53:34


Monday on the NewsHour, a miles-long Russian convoy is heading toward eastern Ukraine as civilians desperately try to escape ahead of an expected major military offensive. Then, the U.S. Postal Service gets a reboot with new laws aimed at fixing long-standing budget woes and shipping delays. Also, 50 years after Title IX became law girls are still experiencing discrimination in sports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Segments
U.S. Postal Service gets boost to overhaul its finances and modernize

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 5:41


The U.S. Postal Service has secured a major victory that will keep it afloat and address service delays that have plagued the agency in recent years. President Biden on Monday signed a sweeping bill into law that will overhaul the agency's finances and allow it to modernize. But there are still questions about its future. Jacob Bogage, of the Washington Post, joins Geoff Bennet to discuss PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - April 8, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 116:26


It's not Good Friday, but it's always a great Friday with David Waldman and KITM! Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden's sister, and Jill Biden's press secretary all caught the new (but not newest) COVID variant this week, along with a big chunk of DC, for yet another superspreader event to not get worked up over… but do stay careful out there! Russians are probably war criminals, certainly assholes, and will soon be on the ash heap of history but should never be confused with the Soviet Union. David explains where that went wrong at the United Nations. Donald Trump struck a defiant posture and repeated false claims the other day… and also today and will do it tomorrow too. We all hold Donald in contempt, but New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to make it official and charge Trump $10,000 a day until he turns over subpoenaed documents. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has begun investigating the former guy's theft of 15 boxes of White House records. The Tennessee bill allowing a man the freedom to marry a woman, free of the constraints of age or any other competency in giving consent, was actually intended to invalidate the marriages of men with men, or women with women. Tennesseans also will soon have the freedom to deworm without the embarrassment of talking to a pharmacist.  The Supreme Court has recently avoided their embarrassment and hassle of explaining their decisions while overthrowing precedent through shadow dockets. From now on, let's treat their opinions as “opinions”. A couple of guys told Secret Service agents that they were with the Department of Homeland Security, and really why shouldn't they be believed? After all, they gave everybody a bunch of really cool stuff for free! However, no one ever expected that the crime-fighting inspectors from the Postal Service would come along and break up the fun.

Joey and Lauren in the Morning
The Postal Service Hates Joey | FULL SHOW

Joey and Lauren in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 51:08


Why does the postal service hate Joey? Also, common hygiene mistakes, taking someone to the airport, The Good Stuff, Make up or Break Up and That Awkward Moment!

Marketplace Minute
European countries struggle for unity over Russian energy sanctions - Midday - Marketplace Minute - April 7, 2022

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 1:50


The European Union is expected to approve a ban this week on Russian coal; the Justice Department says it disrupted a hacking effort tied to the Russian government; initial jobless claims fell to 166,000 last week; Postal Service wants to hike first-class mail price to 60 cents

Apple News Today
How the U.S. is treating Ukrainian refugees differently

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 10:13


The Washington Post reports on the Ukrainian refugees trying to get into the U.S. by crossing its border with Mexico. The Cut speaks to an immigration advocate who says Ukrainians and Russians are receiving very different treatment than people from Latin American, Caribbean, and African countries. Bloomberg Businessweek has the story of how Trump’s favorite postmaster managed to hang on to his job when Biden took over. But now he has to save the Postal Service. National Geographic has the key takeaways from a new U.N. climate report. Researchers have finally decoded a full human genome. NBC News explains what the breakthrough could mean for science.

Doc Thompson's Daily MoJo
Ep 32522: A Convo With Nick Searcy & Ukraine's PR War

Doc Thompson's Daily MoJo

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 115:55


March 24, 2022Day 740 of 15 days to flatten the curve.The Daily Mojo is 2 hours of news, commentary, comedy, and auditory deliciousness.An action-filled Friday edition includes our discussion on Biden's latest international gaffe - claiming sanctions were never intended to deter Putin - even though the White House has been telling us for weeks that the sanctions were intended to deter Putin. Hmmm. The Supreme Court refuses so far to comment on Clarence Thomas's condition since last Sunday, while the SCOTUS nominee refuses to answer basic questions. It's Amerika 2022. Peter Serefine, host of the Liberty Lighthouse, heard each week on MoJo50, joins the guys to talk about the life of a mail carrier. He also discusses liberty, and the Postal Service bill recently passed by Congress and what effect it will have on the USPS going forward.Links:https://www.mojo50.com/post/liberty-lighthousehttps://mobile.twitter.com/ConstablePeterShttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-7wb6Gdj7RsC0LXmsapjUwInternational Fil & Television Star, Producer, Director, and all-around Good Guy - Nick Searcy joins the program to talk about his movies, his stand-up comedy, and what it's like being conservative in a very liberal industry.Links:Capitol Punishment Movie: https://givemelibertynow.org/mojo50Locals Channel: https://nicksearcy.locals.com/post/49124/hello-fans-and-friends-and-welcome-to-the-nick-searcy-page-on-locals-com-here-you-can-engage-withhttp://www.nicksearcy.com/Peter Serefine's Liberty Minute & Aaron Barker's Breakdown are part of the show, as well. All things in one place: https://linktr.ee/realbradstaggs All things in one place: https://linktr.ee/realronphillips WATCH The Daily Mojo LIVE 7-9a CT:Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/StewPetersFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoJo50Radio  Mojo 5-0 TV: https://www.mojo50.com/mojo50tv Or just LISTEN:https://www.mojo50.com/

PBS NewsHour - Full Show
March 9, 2022 - PBS NewsHour full episode

PBS NewsHour - Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 52:46


Wednesday on the NewsHour, evacuations from Ukraine become more desperate as Russian shelling continues on civilian targets. Then, we examine the long career of Russia's leader from his beginnings in the KGB to his increasingly totalitarian rule as president. Also, Congress moves forward on major legislation including government funding, aid for Ukraine and U.S. Postal Service reform. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

The David Pakman Show
3/9/22: Nuke Fears Grow, Zelenskyy Gets Standing Ovation

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 60:46


--On the Show: --Concerns grow that Vladimir Putin might use nuclear weapons in his invasion of Ukraine, a complicated scenario given Russia's supply of tactical battlefield nukes --Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy receives a standing ovation from British parliament as the UK joins the American ban on Russian oil --President Joe Biden vow that Russia will never take Ukraine during a statement announcing the US ban on Russian oil imports --Fox News' "invasion expert" Douglas MacGregor is actually a Trump-appointed Putin apologist with a checkered past --Neo-fascist Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio is arrested in his underwear for his involvement in the January 6, 2021 Trump riots --Radical Republican Senator Ted Cruz claims that airline pilots and flight attendants regularly hug him for his opposition to vaccine requirements --Former Trump Attorney General William Barr says that Donald  Trump was "detached from reality" and genuinely believed he would get four more years in the White House after the 2020 election --David attempts to engage with a Twitter troll, and it does not go well --Voicemail caller wants stock market advice --On the Bonus Show: McDonald's temporarily closes 850 Russian restaurants, 64% of Americans now living paycheck to paycheck, Congress passes bill to boost Postal Service, much more...