Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Commission Recommends Closing Hospitals

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Closing hospitals is about as popular a move as shutting fire stations. But a state commission says people are living in a fool’s paradise, if they think having an aging, struggling hospital nearby will help improve their healthcare. Fewer, more financially stable hospitals could do the job better and cost ...


Reaching Out of Poverty: Almost Homeless

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Samuel Hernandez is one of nearly a million city residents with serious mental disorders. He has lived in supervised housing for almost three years. But as of last week, he planned to check out and take his chances. The 40-year-old Hernandez grew up on Staten Island. He graduated high school, ...


Hospital Closure Commission Issues Healthcare Recommendations

Monday, November 20, 2006

The state’s Hospital Closure Commission issued recommendations today about the future of healthcare in New York.

The panel says healthcare providers get too much money for doing specialized procedures and too little for primary and preventive medicine. So the 18 members of the commission recommend overhauling how Medicaid is reimbursed, so ...


Critics Fear for Poorest Hospitals

Monday, November 20, 2006

Today, New York's Hospital Closure Commission holds its final meeting before announcing its recommendations next week. Critics are concerned that facilities in the poorest areas are the most obvious targets. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Health spending in New York is 25 percent higher than the national average per capita, and ...


Transfat Ban Should Go Slow

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The American Heart Association says the city should not be so quick to remove transfats from restaurants. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

In written testimony released today, the Heart Association praised the ban on artery-clogging transfats, but says it should be phased in more slowly. The association worries if it’s implemented ...


Andrew Cuomo: The Road Back to Albany

Friday, November 03, 2006

At age 24, Andrew Cuomo emerged as a political force to be reckoned with by helping engineer his father’s rise to governor. After almost a quarter-century of ups and downs, he’s trying to bring the Cuomo name back to Albany by winning an elected position of his own. WNYC’s Fred ...


Plans Move Forward for Governors Island Park

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The redevelopment of Governors Island is on hold, but officials are moving forward with a plan to create one of the city's most ambitious new parks. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Last month, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation tentatively rejected a whole array of proposals by developers. This week, ...


Feds Won’t Go for Gott Re-Trial

Friday, October 20, 2006

After three hung juries in the last year, federal prosecutors have dropped their pursuit of John Gotti Junior, the son of the convicted mob boss. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The U.S. Justice Department tried three times to prove that Gotti had followed in the footsteps of his father, who died ...


Court Rules Contraceptives Can't be Excluded from Insurance

Friday, October 20, 2006

Faith-based organizations that provide prescription drug benefits to their employees can’t keep contraceptives off the list – even if it goes against their religious beliefs. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on a new ruling by the state’s highest court.

Eight Catholic and two Baptist groups challenged a 2002 state law called the ...


City Could Be Held Liable for 9/11 Health Problems

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A federal judge has denied claims by the city and Port Authority that they should not be held liable for the health problems suffered by emergency and construction workers at the World Trade Center site. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The city and Port Authority requested that the case be dismissed ...


Lawyer Lynne Steward Gets Light Sentence

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A defiant Lynne Stewart thanked a federal judge for a lenient sentence and told a crowd of chanting supporters she hoped to practice law again some day. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The civil rights attorney is free pending appeal, after receiving a 28-month sentence from Judge John Koetl. Koetl rebuked ...


NTSB Investigating Cause of East Side Crash

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused a plane owned by Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle to lose control and crash into an Upper East Side apartment building. Lidle and a flight instructor were killed. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.


Calls for Reform in DNA Evidence Handling

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Two men who spent more than four decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit told elected officials the state needs to reform how it handles evidence – especially DNA evidence.

Alan Newton and Scott Fapiano, both wrongfully convicted of sexual assault, testified yesterday that it was almost by accident that ...


Schools to Get Healthier Snacks

Friday, October 06, 2006

The USDA already regulates the main courses served in school cafeterias. Some cities and states have guidelines about the nutritional content of side dishes and vending machine snacks, too -- but many don’t.

REPORTER: The Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association got five of the world’s largest food packagers to ...


Lost in the Harbor

Friday, September 29, 2006

Manhattan’s Far West Side. The new Penn Station. Ground Zero. The list seems to be growing, and the skyline isn’t. No one said it was easy to build mega-projects. But why are so many stuck in the mire of planning and politics? Meanwhile, out in New York Harbor, sits a ...


Fire Command Center Unveiled

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A new $17 million Fire Department Command Center is helping officials collect information from more sources than ever before and share it with firefighters and other first responders.

When an Upper East Side townhouse was blown up in July, first responders arrived at a pile of rubble. The FDNY’s database, with ...


Crullers Face the Cruelest Cut as City Threatens Ban on Transfats

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The City Health Department says it can’t make people eat better foods, but it can help them eat a little less badly – by banning all but miniscule amounts of trans-fats at restaurants. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on a proposed change to the city health code.

REPORTER: Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas ...


Treating STD's From the Classroom

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A new city pilot program to test for and treat Chlamydia and gonorrhea at five Brooklyn and Bronx high schools found high rates of the sexually transmitted diseases. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Researchers tested 11-hundred students in neighborhoods where chlamydia and gonorrhea are known to be relatively widespread. About 8 ...


Cuomo Beats Green by 20 Points in AG Race

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The closest state-wide primary turned out not to be very close. Andrew Cuomo defeated Mark Green by 20 points to win the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.


Attorney General Race Closest and Most Contentious

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The closest and most contentious statewide contest is the race for Attorney General. Two long-time candidates for higher office, Andrew Cuomo and Mark Green, are the front-runners, with Sean Patrick Maloney also in the race.

Cuomo and Green have been vying not just to succeed Eliot Spitzer but, in a sense, ...