Craig LeMoult

Senior reporter

Craig produces sound-rich features and breaking news coverage for WSHU’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His features have run nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on Marketplace. Craig has won a number of national and regional awards for his reporting, including the national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award feature reporting in 2011, first place awards in 2012 and 2009 from the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and second place in 2007 from the national Society of Environmental Journalists. Craig is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University.

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Eight writers receive $150,000 each
6:32 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Yale announces winners of Windham Campbell Literature Prize

Eight writers from seven countries are this year’s recipients of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes, announced today by Yale University.  Each writer will receive $150,000.

The 2014 prizewinners are: in fiction, Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan), and Jim Crace (United Kingdom); in non-fiction, Pankaj Mishra (India) and John Vaillant (United States/Canada); and in drama, Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noëlle Janaczewska (Australia). Their bios are online here.

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Columbia, CT native competes at Paralympics
5:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski

Patrick Parnell competing in the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Copper, Colorado.
Credit Joe Kusumoto

You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what Patrick Parnell of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form.
He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.

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Vets received "other than honorable" discharges
6:22 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Vietnam vets sue, saying they had PTSD & were denied benefits

Vietnam veteran Conley Monk of New Haven is a plaintiff in the case
Credit Craig LeMoult

A legal clinic at Yale University in New Haven filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of five Vietnam veterans and three veteran organizations. The suit is against the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The lawsuit seeks relief for tens of thousands of veterans who they say were wrongly denied benefits.

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Yale drama alum wins for "Twelve Years a Slave"
5:09 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Oscar winner Nyong'o celebrated by Yale School of Drama

Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars on Sunday. Nyong'o is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Credit Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP

During her emotional acceptance speech for best supporting actress Sunday night at the Oscars for her performance in “Twelve Years a Slave,” Lupita  Nyong’o thanked the Yale School of Drama. The school's Dean, James Bundy, says they take enormous pride in Nyong'o's accomplishments, "and absolutely no credit."

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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Some States Find Ways To Restore Cut Food Stamp Funding

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 7:08 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.

Last month, President Obama made a special trip to Michigan to sign the farm bill, finally passed after two years of disagreement in Congress. One important clause said to take effect this month is a major cut to food stamps. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the cuts would affect about 850,000 households, saving about $8.5 billion over the next 10 years. That cut was achieved by closing what some see as a loophole regarding who qualifies for the program.

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