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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State of Disparity
6:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Yale expert examines causes & impacts of inequality

Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker, speaking at a conference on inequality. The chart he points to depicts a correlation between wages in the financial industry, and financial deregulation
Credit Craig LeMoult

The U.S has the highest level of economic inequality of any rich democracy. As we’ve been talking about in our State of Disparity series, Connecticut’s economy is an extreme example of that. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Jacob Hacker, the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.

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New Britain mayor unhappy about move
10:57 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Minor league baseball team leaving New Britain for Hartford

New Britain, Connecticut's minor league baseball team announced plans Wednesday to move about 15 miles north to Hartford. The move was celebrated in the capital city, which will build the team a $60 million stadium. But New Britain officials  aren’t happy about the move.

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FRA Commissioner questioned at hearing
6:13 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Blumenthal says system for rail safety rules broken

FRA Commissioner Joseph Szabo at Tuesday's hearing
Credit Committee web broadcast of hearing

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the system for issuing new federal rail safety rules is broken.  Blumenthal questioned the head of the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday in a committee hearing.

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Conn. & NY will be required to reduce pollution
5:53 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Conn. AG says EPA regulations will improve state's air quality

Public officials in Connecticut and New York welcomed new rules announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA was required to issue the rules by a Supreme Court ruling following a suit filed by Connecticut, New York and 10 other states.

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Crumbing rail infrastructure an issue
6:05 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Rail bridge failure disrupts morning commute, raises infrastructure issues

The Walk Bridge over the Norwalk River was stuck open Thursday morning, fouling up the morning commute and raising questions about the state's rail infrastructure
Credit Craig LeMoult

A railroad swing bridge over the Norwalk River became stuck in the open position for five hours Thursday morning, causing major delays for rail travelers. The bridge failure has reignited concerns over the reliability of the region’s rail system, and debate over who’s responsible.

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