Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Heat Wave Death Toll Reaches 24

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Two more people were killed by last week's heat wave than previously thought.

Yesterday, the city's Medical Examiner attributed the deaths of two Queens men to overheating. One man was age 45, the other 72, and both died on Friday. So far, 24 people are believed to have died as a ...


Catching Rays: Scientist Seeks to Cool Sweltering Playgrounds

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

You don’t need to be a climate scientist to know that the summer sun can turn the city into an asphalt sauna. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports on one researcher, who's studying how heat gathers on tree-less, open playgrounds – and what the city can do about it.

REPORTER: At the playground ...


Bellevue Lockup: Detainees fight TB -- and other ills, too

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Despite a big drop in recent years, tuberculosis is still a major public health challenge. The Health Department annually provides free drugs to hundreds of patients with the highly contagious lung disease. Health officials also get court orders to lock up about a dozen people each year who can't - ...


City Releases Flu Plan

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The city's new disaster plan for pandemic flu is winning praise from experts, but they still have some concerns for how health officials might address a worst-case scenario. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

There has not been a flu pandemic in almost 40 years, but the city - like the state ...


Gay Marriage Supporters Focus on Legislature

Friday, July 07, 2006

Now that New York's high court has rebuffed efforts to legalize gay marriage, supporters of the law-change are directing their attention from the judiciary to the state legislature and elsewhere. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Elected officials -- and political candidates -- are cautiously staking out responses to the Court of ...


Supporters Rally in Wake of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Friday, July 07, 2006

Supporters of gay marriage rallied last night at the site of the historic Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village. The protest came after the state high court ruled that the New York constitution does not give same-sex couples the right to marry. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Both sides agreed that ...


Cause of Sickness in 9/11 Workers Still in Dispute

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Legislators are writing laws, litigants are suing, scientists are researching -- all over what happened to the health of workers and others in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Thousands of people have been getting sick, and some are dying. But if injury, illness and death are the ...


A Doctor Without Borders

Monday, June 12, 2006

A half-million women around the world die during childbirth each year. That we even know this number and are slowly making progress to improve it is something many people attribute to Dr. Allan Rosenfield. Rosenfield is retiring this spring after 20 years as the dean of Columbia University’s School of ...


Officials Call for Action on Medicaid Fraud

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A day after federal authorities slammed the state's inability to fight Medicaid fraud, officials are either calling for more action from Albany, or defending their efforts to date.

The report of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services faulted the state Health Department and Attorney General's office for ineffectively policing the ...


Second Round of Surveys Launched For 9/11 Health Registry

Friday, June 02, 2006

A second round of surveys is getting underway for the World Trade Center Registry. The long-term project monitors the health of responders, residents and other people exposed to dust and debris on September 11th and after.

REPORTER: More than 70,000 people signed up in 2003 and 2004, and it's time to ...


Bloomberg Halts Challenge to 9/11 Health Claim

Friday, May 19, 2006

Advocates hope the Bloomberg administration will fight fewer worker-compensation claims for 9/11-related health problems . . . after the mayor halted a challenge to a court-award for a former aide to Rudy Giuliani.

Former Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington was among the first to the collapsed towers and was there often in ...


Macy's Terror Suspect Testifies Against Co-Conspirator

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A man who has pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up Herald Square subway station has testified against his alleged co-conspirator in federal court in Brooklyn.

21-year-old James Elshafay told a jury about his troubled upbringing, which included an absent father, sexual abuse by an uncle and dropping out of school ...


Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg Prepare for Showdown

Friday, April 28, 2006

Following the death of their revered rabbi, the world's largest sect of Hasidic Jews is preparing for a showdown of sorts tonight and tomorrow in Brooklyn. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The hallmarks of the Jewish sabbath are peace and joy, but confrontation is in the air in Williamsburg today, in ...


Lawyer: Macy's Terror Suspect Was Entrapped

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The lawyer of an accused terrorist says his client did conspire to bomb the Herald Square subway station. But he says the Pakistani immigrant was entrapped by a paid informant of the NYPD. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

At the very beginning of his opening argument, the defense attorney of Shahawar ...


Mets Stadium Would Cost City

Friday, April 21, 2006

A study says the proposed New York Mets stadium would cost the city and state more than a quarter-billion dollars over 40 years. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The Independent Budget office says the Mets would get almost 300 million dollars in savings, much of that from sales and property ...


Brooklyn Church Boycots All Weddings Until Gay Marriage is Legal in NY

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Next month, New York's highest court will hear arguments asserting that gays should not be allowed to marry under state law. Various religious groups, also, have been grappling with the issue for years. One church in Brooklyn has silenced its wedding bells indefinitely. WNYC's Fred Mogul has this report.


Poorest Kids Get Fatter Younger

Thursday, April 06, 2006

New York City's poorest children appear to be putting on weight at an alarming rate - and at a very early age. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The Health Department looked at Head Start data and found more than 4 out of 10 of them are overweight and more than a ...


City Forced to Release 911 tapes from September 11th

Friday, March 31, 2006

Some of the family members have heard them. The September 11th commission has heard them. Today, the public will get its first chance to hear tapes from the 911 emergency dispatch center on the day of the World Trade Center Attacks. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The City has fought the ...


US Quarantine System is First Line of Defense

Friday, March 17, 2006

More than 100 million people fly into and out of the United States annually. They all carry germs, and public health officials believe some day, one of them could bring in something much worse -- the seeds of a pandemic. So, the federal government is increasing the number of health ...


Pataki and Silverstein in Tit For Tat over WTC

Thursday, March 16, 2006

With the fate of the World Trade Center site in turmoil, Governor Pataki and other officials lashed out at developer and lease-holder Larry Silverstein. Silverstein shot back, saying he's always negotiated in good faith, and the Port Authority should return to the bargaining table. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Pataki ...