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00000178-749c-ddab-a97a-7ebce8e10000 Radio For The Deaf started out as an idea: How can the deaf enjoy a radio talk show?It took some engineering, but thanks to the innovation of Facebook Live the idea became practical. It turned into a reality when Connecticut Public Radio partnered with Hartford’s American School For The Deaf and Source Interpreting to broadcast our live talk shows, such as The Colin McEnroe Show, in American Sign Language, as a simulcast on Facebook Live.Today, Radio For The Deaf is a Facebook Live experience executed on Switcher Studio and through an arsenal of iPads.But it’s growing.We are committed to tweak, improve, and enhance our entire Radio For The Deaf experience. What started as an experiment has become a full-fledged project for Connecticut Public Radio, and we want to make our execution better. But we need your help.What do you think of Radio For The Deaf? How can we improve upon what we’ve started? What do you want us to do to in order to deliver our content directly to you?Send us your thoughts: deafradio@ctpublic.orgHOW TO WATCH RADIO FOR THE DEAF BROADCASTSClick on any of the links below. When you enter that show page, scroll down until you see the embedded video. Click play on the video. That is the interpreted Radio For The Deaf broadcast. Enjoy!

Connecticut's Cartoon County

For a period of about 50 years, many of America's top cartoonists and illustrators lived within a stone's throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut.

Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group -- Prince Valiant, Superman, Beetle Bailey, Hägar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, The Wizard of Id, Family Circus... I could keep going.

This hour, a look at the funny pages, and at Connecticut's cartoon county.

This show is the 18th part of a new experiment: Radio for the Deaf. Watch a simulcast of signers from Source Interpreting interpreting our radio broadcast in American Sign Language on Facebook Live.

GUESTS:

  • Bill Griffith - The creator and author of the daily comic strip Zippy
  • Henry McNulty - A writer and editor who worked for the Hartford Courant for more than 25 years
  • Cullen Murphy - The editor-at-large of Vanity Fair and the author of Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Colin McEnroe, Tucker Ives, Betsy Kaplan, Kevin MacDermott, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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