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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.

Blind Injustice: A Look At Wrongful Convictions In America

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For an American Sign Language-interpreted version click here.

Since 1989, more than 2,000 people have been identified as victims of wrongful convictions in the U.S. In 2015 and 2016, the wrongfully convicted were exonerated at a rate of about three per week.

This hour, a look at the reality of, psychology behind, and institutionalized pressures toward wrongful convictions in America.

This show is the 22nd 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:

  • Brian Cutler - Professor of psychology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the author of several books including Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons from Psychological Research
  • Mark Godsey - Cofounder of the Ohio Innocence Project and the author of Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions
  • Scott Lewis - Owns and operates Lewis Real Estate Services in Wallingford, Conn.

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Colin McEnroe, Carlos Mejia, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on April 5, 2018.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident.

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