USPS http://kalw.org en What's really forcing the USPS into bankruptcy? http://kalw.org/post/whats-really-forcing-usps-bankruptcy <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this year, demonstrators staged a “camp-out” on the steps of Berkeley Post Office building, which dates to 1914. Residents don’t want to see it go, but it’s part of a much larger plan by the US Postal Service to sell some of its $85 billion real estate portfolio.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:51:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 35487 at http://kalw.org What's really forcing the USPS into bankruptcy? Today on Your Call: What is the future of the US Postal Service? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-future-us-postal-service <P> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 23609 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the future of the US Postal Service? Having trouble expressing your love? Call in the Love Letter Squad! http://kalw.org/post/having-trouble-expressing-your-love-call-love-letter-squad <p></p><p>If you think love letters are quaint and lack passion, Janet Gallin of the <a href="http://www.lovelettersquad.com/">Love Letter Squad</a> has news for you.</p><p>“It’s felt the touch of your hand,” she says of these testaments to our feelings. “You have probably, when you finished it, held it to your lips. You might have just caressed it.”</p><p>You may have held it to your heart. And Gallin concludes, “You have licked the rim of that envelope, closed it with your own sweet tongue – you are all over this thing!” And that’s just the outside.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Steven Short 5514 at http://kalw.org Having trouble expressing your love? Call in the Love Letter Squad! 99% Invisible: Designing a postage stamp http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-designing-postage-stamp <p></p><p>Stamps design takes, on average, a year to a year and a half, from conception to execution. Unfortunately, most of the stamps we encounter on a day-to-day basis are the rather predictable flag, bell, and love stamps, but there are some really fantastic commemorative stamps, which are supremely functional and affordable tiny works of art.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:46:05 +0000 Roman Mars 13740 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: Designing a postage stamp Will Californians ever vote online? http://kalw.org/post/will-californians-ever-vote-online <p>In June, 14 current and retired postal workers in Washington, D.C. and in the state of Washington began a one-week hunger strike. They were protesting against Congress requiring the U.S. Postal Service to make mandatory healthcare and pension contributions. Some employees believe it is making the organization unprofitable.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:51:51 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 13736 at http://kalw.org Will Californians ever vote online?