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.


Delays mean more restrictive jail settings
10:42 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Yale report and U.S. Senators criticize Danbury prison renovation delays

This aerial view shows the Danbury Conn. Federal Correctional Institute, Thursday Sept. 23, 2004. There are 2 sections shown, on the top section of the frame is called the "Inside" prison for hardened prisoners, and at lower section is called the "Camp" for lower risk prisoners.
Credit AP Photo/Douglas Healey

A new report says a delay in renovations at a federal prison in Connecticut may be affecting the welfare of some women prisoners. U.S. Senators from Connecticut and New York are calling on federal officials to speed things up.

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Temperatures returning to normal
7:12 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Cooler than usual summer? Nope.

Over the past few summers, we've had some pretty hot stretches.  But this summer, we didn't have much to complain about. 

But if you’re thinking this is an unusually mild summer, you’re wrong.

“You know, believe it or not, statistically speaking it’s going to end up being a very normal year from a statistical standpoint,” said meteorologist Brian Hurley with the National Weather Service.

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State of Disparity
7:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Report highlights impact of race & education on jobs & wealth in Conn.

A new report says Connecticut’s economic recovery is only benefiting the state’s wealthiest citizens.  The advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children says only the state’s highest earners have seen their wages increase since 2000.  The report says young people, members of racial minority groups, and workers who don’t have a college education are seeing negative trends in wages and employment.

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Utility wants to raise $232M in rate hike
6:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Lawmakers oppose CL&P rate hike

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, speaking against the proposed CL&P rate increase in Hartford on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
Credit CT-N

Consumer advocates and Connecticut officials are lining up against a request by the state’s largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase.

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Advocates say more training & resources needed
6:08 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Conn. DCF: 250 reports of child sex trafficking in state since 2008

Jim Ehrman of Love 146 (left) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal in New Haven on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Advocates and law enforcement officials say child sex trafficking is a real problem in Connecticut, and more resources and awareness are needed to fight the problem. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion in New Haven Monday.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families reports that the department has received 250 referrals of potential child sex trafficking cases over the last six years. Tammy Sneed of the DCF says most of them are girls from Connecticut between the ages of 11 and 18.

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