Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

James Brown Public Viewing

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

James Brown will lie in repose in Harlem’s Apollo Theater before returning to his native Georgia for burial. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The Godfather of Soul was planning to usher in 2007 with a New Years Eve show at B.B. King’s Blues Bar in Times ...


New AIDS Numbers for New York

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The city has been trying to dramatically reduce the number of people dying of AIDS by 2008, but so far, it's far behind its goal. The new figures come as the city's Health Department asked the state to ease restrictions on testing for HIV. WNYC’s ...


Verdict Hands Partial Victory to Diallo Protestors

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Demonstrators jailed in 1999 after protesting the Amadou Diallo police shooting got a partial victory in court yesterday. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

At issue was whether police had a systematic policy to lock up demonstrators. For misdemeanor arrests, the NYPD typically issues “desk appearance tickets.” ...


Teen Tummies Trimmed

Monday, December 18, 2006

As the national waistline grows larger, more people are choosing to make their stomachs smaller. They’re undergoing bariatric surgery, a category of various operations to reduce the size of the stomach or bypass it entirely. People feel full faster, eat less, and take on fewer calories. REPORTER: A growing proportion ...

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Hospital Closure Opponents Urge a Slow Down

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Opponents of the proposed hospital closures are urging lawmakers to slow things down. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The legislature has until the end of the year to reject the recommendations, or they take effect. Opponents who testified yesterday at the Assembly Health Committee said ...


Communities Slated to Lose Hospitals Hold Hearings

Monday, December 11, 2006

Communities slated to lose hospitals get a chance to talk back today. The New York State Assembly holds hearings in the very communities that could lose their hospitals. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Officially, there would be only 9 closures state-wide out of more than 200 ...


Bodegas Take a Stand in the Snack Wars

Friday, December 08, 2006

A joint city and state program is trying to square off against the Dorito. And M&M’s. And even Jell-O. The front line in the latest Battle of the Snacks is the bodega, where city residents do much of their shopping, especially in neighborhoods poorly served ...


Conservative Jews Rule on Gay Rabbis, Same Sex Unions

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Conservative Jewish movement, which represents about a third of affiliated American Jews, will now allow gays to become rabbis and have union ceremonies. The decision is non-binding and some traditional prohibitions were upheld. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: When it comes to gay unions, the ...


NYC Becomes First to Ban Trans-Fats

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New York has become the first city in the country to ban the use of artificial trans-fats from restaurants. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

McDonalds, Burger King and various restaurant groups oppose the measure, which was unanimously passed by the city’s Health Board. The Board likened ...


Board of Health to Vote on Trans Fat Ban

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The biggest public health initiative since the city banned smoking in bars will get a vote today. The trans fat ban is said to be for consumer's own good, but some restaurants – including major fast-food chains – think the law sets a dangerous precedent ...


Conservative Judaism Looks at Openly Gay Rabbis

Monday, December 04, 2006

The official decision-making body of one of the largest groups of American Jews meets this week in New York to vote on whether to ordain openly gay men and women as rabbis. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Conservative movement’s Committee of Jewish Law and Standards ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...