Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Wall Street's Payback

Monday, December 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says Wall Street firms have significantly overpaid their local taxes this year, basing estimates on their much better earnings in 2007. He says the city will likely owe them back more than a billion dollars by the end of 2008.


Health Officials Defend Closure of Dental Clinics

Friday, November 21, 2008

City health officials are defending their plan to eliminate dozens of public dental clinics that serve 17,000 children.

Commissioner Thomas Frieden says the $3 million cut is necessary, because the department needs to trim the budget.

FRIEDEN: We did not make this proposal lightly. we wish we ...


Dental Clinics Vs. Anti-Smoking Ads

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The City Council is fighting back over a proposal to eliminate dozens of public dental clinics for the poor, most of them based in schools.

In hearings today, Health Commissioner Doctor Thomas Frieden said the proposal was not as dire as it may sound, because the ...


Mayor Takes on New Vice: Salt

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First it was cigarettes. Then trans-fats. Now, Mayor Bloomberg is targeting salt shakers. Well, some of them. Speaking at a food policy conference at Columbia University today, the mayor says he and Health Commissioner Doctor Thomas Frieden are putting together a plan to reduce salt ...


Brooklyn Hospital Told to Keep Serving Babies and Children

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Brooklyn hospital will continue delivering babies and caring for children. Long Island College Hospital provoked a community uproar by trying to shut down maternity, pediatric and other departments to cut costs. State health officials now say those facilities must remain open. WNYC’s Fred Mogul ...


Vaccine Slashes Diarrheal Illness in Children

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A relatively new vaccine appears to be succeeding at protecting children against a virus responsible for widespread and virulent childhood illness. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Few people have heard of rotavirus, but it's the source of dangerous diarrhea that lands more children under age ...


Ballot Counting Continues in Queens Senate Race

Friday, November 14, 2008

Alaska and Minnesota are not the only sites for senatorial recounts. Election workers are still pouring over ballots in a too-close-to-call state senate race in Queens. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: After double-checking the machine votes over the course of the last week, about 500 ...


UFT Chief Slams Governor's Budget Outline

Thursday, November 13, 2008

While Governor Paterson calls them "spending reductions," unions and community groups say the budget cutting plan he outlined yesterday will hurt the working class and the poor. Speaking on the steps of City Hall yesterday, teachers union chief Randi Weingarten said slowing the growth in ...


Advocates Push Stem Cell Research Funding

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

With New York state leaders slashing the budget to shrink the deficit, many programs are in jeopardy. Here’s what it could mean for the $600 million fund for stem cell research.

REPORTER: President Elect Obama’s transition chief, John Podesta, said the new administration would likely reverse ...


Dems Take Control of NY State Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New York’s last bastion of Republican control -- the State Senate -- has become a Democratic power base, along with the Assembly and Governorship. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Two long-serving Republicans lost, two vacant seats split, two other races remained too close to call, and ...


New Poll Looks at Key State Senate Races

Monday, November 03, 2008

New York Republicans are hoping to retain their tenuous majority in the State Senate, with Democrats controlling every other entity of state government, and polls showing a tight race in some key Senate districts. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports:

REPORTER: Democrats need to win three seats across ...


Election Eve Campaigning for McCain

Monday, November 03, 2008

Local volunteers for John McCain who couldn't make it to Pennyslvania, Ohio, and other battleground states have been hitting the phones.

Many are doing it from home, logging onto the campaign's website to get numbers of registered Republicans to call. Others are doing it in groups.

Retired ...


What Will Happen if There's a Tie in the State Senate

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The GOP currently holds a narrow majority in the New York State Senate. Republicans say they can hold it. Democrats say they can win it. But what if neither is right, and the senate emerges tied? WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Republicans hold a 31-29 edge, ...


Halloween Home Horrifies in Howard Beach, Queens

Friday, October 31, 2008

In the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, the economic slowdown hasn't hit the stores that sell outdoor holiday decorations. Residents here take their seasonal statuary seriously. WNYC's Fred Mogul visited Roseanne and Jim Russo, who have invested about $16,000 transforming their house into a multi-colored ...


Balance of Power Could Shift in NYS Senate

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New York Republicans are holding on to their last statewide power-base by a thread. They control the State Senate, 31 seats to 29. If two move from the red column to the blue, the 40-year-old GOP majority will come to an end. Both sides are ...


Aqueduct Casino Contract

Friday, October 24, 2008

Plans for a casino at the Aqueduct Race Track have been held up for years, but this week state senate leaders allowed a contract to move forward with a Buffalo-based firm. Betty Braton, head of the Ozone Park community board, says community members played a ...


Ex-Mayor Voice of McCain Robo-Call

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Residents in several swing states are picking up the phone and finding a recording of Rudy Giuliani on the line. The former mayor is calling on behalf of the Republican National Committee and the McCain-Palin campaign.

GIULIANI: Barack Obama opposes mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, ...


Study: Higher Asthma in WTC-Area Children

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The first study of children from the World Trade Center Health Registry suggests more of them have asthma than children elsewhere in the nation. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The parents of 3,200 children were asked whether health professionals had ever told them they had ...


Budget and Staff to Be Slashed at LI College Hospital in Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The medical staff at one of Brooklyn’s oldest hospitals is in a fight with the hospital’s owners. Continuum Health Partners announced plans to trim operations and shrink Long Island College Hospital to half its current size. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Continuum, which also runs ...


Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Commissioner Ray Kelly praised the eight men for their service and offered condolences to their families.

Among those honored was Detective James Zadroga, who died in January of 2006. Zadroga became a symbol of ailing ground zero workers, after a coroner in the New Jersey town ...