On this episode of The Children’s Hour, we learn all about the Post Office from the American Postal Workers Union Local 380 President, Ken Fajardo. Mr. Fajardo has worked at the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, and explains what happens when a letter goes through the mail. He also talks about the current controversies surrounding the USPS today. Plus, we meet The Children’s Hour’s new puzzlemaker, Riya Joshi who challenges the Kids Crew to a puzzle on the air. Also, the kids in the Extinction Diaries explain how landscaping is expediting extinctions.

Mail Carrier in snow

The article describing a Federal Judge’s ruling on the USPS’s slowing down of mail can be found here.

Find Riya Joshi’s Wordy What website by clicking here and click here for her Detective Wordy Chicago Edition.

Mixed with great music by the Alphabet Rockers, Dean Jones, Steve Pullara, Peggy Seeger, Drs. Bop n Pop, Laurie Berkner, Red Yarn and more.

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The Children’s Hour is supported by the Cultural Services Department and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund at the City of Albuquerque. This project is supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. We also have support from Electric Playhouse and numerous foundations also support our work including the Infinite Gesture Fund, The Limestone Fund, and The Laughing Buddha Fund. Thank you to our listeners who contribute to us through the Paypal Giving Fund, Paypal, and by subscribing to our podcasts on Patreon.

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