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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Bill would support efficiency, clean energy
5:48 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Federal bill would create "Green Bank" based on Conn. model

Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are among the co-sponsors of a bill that would create a federal so-called “green bank” to support clean energy infrastructure projects.  The legislation is modeled on a Connecticut program.

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State of Disparity
5:41 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

City mayors describe inequality with suburbs

Two mayors of Connecticut cities and one former mayor commiserated on Tuesday about the economic disadvantages of the state’s urban areas.  They spoke at a conference focused on economic inequality in the state, sponsored by the online news outlet the Connecticut Mirror.

For more on economic inequality in Connecticut, visit our State of Disparity blog.

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Preserve in Old Saybrook, Essex & Westbrook
6:32 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Thousand-acre property along Long Island Sound to be protected as open space

A thousand-acre property along Long Island Sound will be purchased by the state of Connecticut, the town of Old Saybrook and land trust groups.
Credit Governor Dannel Malloy's office

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced a plan Friday to purchase a single, thousand-acre property along Long Island Sound in the towns of Old Saybrok, Essex and Westbrook. A map of the property is online here.

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Walking 365 miles in footsteps of historic figure
10:51 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Reenacting the legendary loop of the Leatherman

The Leatherman (left) and Russ Schneider recreating his 365-mile loop (right)
Leatherman photo courtesy of Dan DeLuca. Russ Schneider photo by Craig LeMoult

In the mid 1800s, a man dressed in a leather suit spent 30 years continually walking in a 365 mile circle through Connecticut and Westchester County, sleeping in caves along the way. Who he was and why he did it is a mystery that still fascinates people today. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult reports that fascination led one man to literally follow in the footsteps of the legendary Leatherman.

The song at the end of the story was written for the documentary and performed by Jason Ajemian.

Leatherman documentary blog

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Rules will impact where turbines can be built
7:04 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Wind turbine moratorium in Conn. ended with approval of new regulations

A wind turbine in Oklahoma
Credit AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse Tuesday, approving regulations for wind power. The approval ends a moratorium on new wind turbines in the state.

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