Busiest Day Of The Year For Post Offices | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Busiest Day Of The Year For Post Offices

Play associated audio

U.S. Postal officials say today will be the busiest mailing day of the year.

They say they expect to handle a billion fewer holiday packages and cards this year nationwide because of the lagging economy.

Yverne Moore is the postmaster for D.C. Moore says customers at post offices in Washington may find the lines a little shorter this holiday season, because there's a 13 percent increase in the number of people who use the postal services Web site to ship packages locally. The postal service estimates it will still deliver 19 billion packages over the holidays.

NPR

In Explorations Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Finds Fault Lines Of Faith

Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture — but renewal, too.
NPR

Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a breathylzer, a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.
WAMU 88.5

Montgomery County Inspector General Zeroes In On County Credit Cards

The Montgomery County official released his annual report to the county council today, and in it he says he plans to take a closer look at how credit cards are used by county entities.
NPR

A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.