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Radio For The Deaf started as an idea: How can the deaf enjoy a radio talk show? From 2017 to 2020, Connecticut Public Radio partnered with Hartford’s American School For The Deaf and Source Interpreting to broadcast The Colin McEnroe Show as a simulcast on Facebook Live with sign language interpreters. You can see the shows we produced during that time. Please scroll down on this page to find the embedded video and click play for our interpreted Radio For The Deaf broadcast.

Connecticut's Cartoon County

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A panel from a 1986 edition of Prince Valiant as drawn by John Cullen Murphy and printed in Cullen Murphy's book 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

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Colin McEnroe, Tucker Ives, Betsy Kaplan, Kevin MacDermott, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired January 11, 2018.

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