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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!

Cash Culture: The History (And Future?) Of Our Love For Paper Currency

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As our society moves further away from paper currency, we pause to look back at the once predominant form of payment. Its look, its feel and its smell all hold a place in the collective consciousness of our nation's history.

Its presence excites the same parts of our brains that respond to cocaine, and its loss has been the catalyst for everything from suicides and murders to scandals and wars. It’s hard to protect, covered in germs, facilitates crime, and we can't help but love it.

This hour we speak with experts in finance, marketing and psychology about our inexorable love for an arguably outdated symbol of value: cash.

This show is 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 via Facebook Live.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on March 23, 2017.

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