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Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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, ...

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One Composer Drawn to Church After 9/11

Saturday, September 09, 2006

In the days after September 11th, many people went to church, synagogue and other places of worship for the first time in years, drawn by a quest for peace and meaning and community. Composer Eve Beglarian was one of them, and the experience sent her on a spiritual journey that ...

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9/11 Health Chief Offers Sympathy But Unclear on Aid

Friday, September 08, 2006

Hundreds of angry Lower Manhattan residents and others gathered last night to talk about their health problems with experts, officials and politicians.

REPORTER: The crowd filled up St. Paul’s Chapel, where recovery and cleanup workers rested from toiling a block away at the World Trade Center five years ago. Congress members ...

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Federal 9/11 Health Chief to Speak at Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The federal government’s chief coordinator of 9/11 health programs, faces what promises to be a feisty “town hall meeting” tonight. His visit comes on the heels of a Mount Sinai study that says 7 out of 10 rescuers have health problems that stem from the World Trade Center's collapse.

REPORTER: Some ...

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Bloomberg Wants Feds to Resume 9/11 Victims Fund

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New York City is stepping up its screening and treatment of those exposed to the toxins kicked up by the World Trade Center's destruction. Mayor Bloomberg says he wants the federal government to open its coffers, too.

Bloomberg is calling on Washington to resume the Victims Compensation Fund. It closed in ...

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September 11th Remembered at Events Around the City

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

September 11th is next week, but Fifth Anniversary commemorations are already getting underway. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A three-day conference begins today at Pace University, two blocks from the World Trade Center Site. Political observers David Gergen, William Kristol and Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak, and there will be sessions ...

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Second Firefighter Dies Following Bronx Fire

Monday, August 28, 2006

A second firefighter has died, following a three-alarm blaze yesterday at a Bronx discount store. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Lt. Howard Carpluk, a 20-year veteran of the FDNY, was pronounced dead today at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. He had been in critical condition, after being one of five firefighters ...

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Lead Poisoning Cases Continue Downward Trend

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The number of city children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years who were poisoned by lead dropped last year, continuing a long-term trend.

There was a 17 percent decline last year, bringing the drop in lead poisoning down to 2,600 cases. A decade ago, it was almost 20,000. ...

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New 9/11 Tapes Show Responders' Confusion, Humanity

Thursday, August 17, 2006

After months of editing, the city released more than 20 hours of dispatcher tapes from September 11. The recordings provide more details about how emergency responders reacted to the World Trade Center attacks. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Most of the 1600 calls are from firefighters to dispatchers. They show confusion ...

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Rare Tropic Giant to Bloom (and Smell) in Brooklyn

Friday, August 11, 2006

New York has not seen one of the world’s largest – and smelliest – plants bloom since 1939. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden says this is the year -- and this is the week -- for its specimen, which is sitting in the main conservatory, waiting to blossom at any moment. ...

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