Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Obama Greeted by Large Crowds in NJ

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Supporters waited outside for hours, but at least it was unseasonably warm. WNYC’s Fred Mogul was there.

The lines wrapped around much of the campus of St. Peter’s College and when the fire marshal declared the gymnasium full, more than a thousand people were left outside.

Obama ...


CEO Of City's World Trade Center Insurance Fund Steps Down

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The city is saying only that it “regrets” the resignation of Christine LaSala as president and CEO of the World Trade Center Captive Insurance fund… and she isn’t commenting, either.

The federal government established the fund in 2002 to defend the city from lawsuits related to ...


Giuliani Spends Caucuses in Florida

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Candidates from both parties have invested their time and money in Iowa - but to different extents.

From the group of leading contenders, only Rudy Giuliani decided to forgo the state altogether in the days leading up to today's caucus.

WNYC's Fred Mogul stopped by Giuliani headquarters ...


Powerful New York Union Backs Senator Clinton

Friday, December 14, 2007

The powerful healthcare workers' union, Local 11-99 of the SEIU, and three other locals, are lining up behind Senator Hillary Clinton, just weeks before the Iowa Caucus.

REPORTER: Many SEIU locals in Iowa, and New Hampshire, have backed Barack Obama or John Edwards instead, so the ...


Awaiting Decision of 9/11 Panel

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A federal appeals panel will decide whether the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency Christie Whitman can be held liable in a lawsuit against her. Whitman is accused of knowingly misleading the public when she said residents, workers and students could return to lower ...


Closing Arguments in Case Against the Former Head of the EPA

Monday, December 10, 2007

A federal appeals court heard arguments today about whether former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman can be sued for her actions following the World Trade Center Attacks. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A lower court ruled that Whitman’s statements about post-9/11 air quality were ...


September 11th Case Returns to Court

Monday, December 10, 2007

Today, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on whether the federal government and former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman can be sued for statements about conditions after 9/11. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A group of 8 lower Manhattan residents, office workers and ...


Governor Returns to Health Insurance Promise

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Governor Spitzer has taken a step towards fulfilling a campaign pledge to make sure all New Yorkers have health insurance. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The state has awarded a contract to a public policy think tank to develop a plan for achieving universal health coverage. ...


Presidential Candidate Talks Mortgage Crisis on Wall Street

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Associated Press is reporting that President Bush in the coming days will announce a banking industry deal to freeze interest rates for certain subprime mortgages. The news comes as Senator Clinton was in New York calling for similar measures to combat the credit crunch.



Spitzer Tasks Group to Draft Universal Health Coverage

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Governor Spitzer has taken a step toward fulfilling a campaign pledge of making sure all New Yorkers have health insurance. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The state has awarded a contract to a public policy think tank to develop a plan for achieving universal health coverage. ...


Flu Shot Push Not Just for Patients, But for Caregivers, too

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

As winter arrives, so does the flu. In any number of places, you come across posters and public service announcements for flu vaccinations. Nurses with syringes rove around offices, local pharmacies schedule appointments and of course health clinics make sure anyone who wants a shot—gets ...


Downtown Kids Suffer Health Problems

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Many children exposed to World Trade Center dust developed breathing problems after September 11th. That's one finding from the city’s first research report on the health effects of the disaster on children. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

According to the report, children less than 5 years ...


Following Sen. Clinton in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

With just over a month until the first votes are cast, the presidential race is hitting a new level of intensity this week with candidates criss-crossing the nation and trading barbs. This week Hillary Clinton travels to New Hampshire, South Carolina, California, Virginia, and Iowa. ...


Rabble-Rousing Republican Out-polls Rudy

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Don’t tell the local Young Republicans that the GOP primary in this state is a foregone conclusion. Yes, many support Rudy Giuliani and are excited that the former New York City mayor is a national frontrunner. But at a rowdy forum and straw poll last ...


New York Republicans Conduct Straw Poll

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The New York City Young Republicans came together last night to debate which presidential candidate deserves the GOP nomination. In a straw poll, former mayor Rudy Giuliani was not the winner. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Whoever gets the most supporters to a straw poll ...


Mayor Apologizes to Family of Detective who Died After Working at Ground Zero

Monday, November 05, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg has apologized publicly, and to the family of James Zadroga for saying the detective was "not a hero," following questions about his death after his work at Ground Zero.

REPORTER: The mayor met privately with Zadroga's father, Joseph, who says the mayor pledged to ...


Kings County Hospital Facing Another Lawsuit

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Brooklyn hospital implicated in the death of a 12-year-old middle-school student has cost the city more than any other hospital in malpractice suits. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The mother of Omar Rivera has announced she is suing Kings County Hospital and the city of ...


Cigna Changes How Patients Select Doctors

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One of the nation’s largest health insurers has agreed to change how it helps patients select a doctor. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Health insurers increasingly have been grading doctors. If you’re trying to choose which physician to see, and you open up the directory provided ...


Hillary Clinton's Birthday Bash

Friday, October 26, 2007

Comedian and perennial Oscars host Billy Crystal emceed a Hillary Clinton 60th Birthday Bash at the Beacon Theater last night. With rock stars on the stage and movie stars in the audience, the event raised an estimated $1.5 million. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: : Last ...


Further Crackdowns on Calorie Displays

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The city is hoping to revive its “calorie crackdown” – a law requiring chain restaurants to post nutritional information on menus and menu-boards. A federal judge last month threw out the regulation. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Health Department has revised the rule and will ...