Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

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Clinton Fundraiser Brings Crowds

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More than 1,500 people ponied up $100 or more last night at a rally for Hillary Clinton at the Hudson River Warehouse Piers. WNYC’s Fred Mogul was there.

It was casual, it was loud, and it only lasted about half an hour. Rock ’n’ roll and ...


Senator Clinton Returns to New York

Monday, April 23, 2007

After a weekend of coffee shops and high school gymnasiums in Iowa, Senator Hillary Clinton returns to New York today. She’ll be speaking about poverty with union workers - before heading to a major fundraiser. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Clinton has been downplaying the closing ...


'Rat' Health Inspector Resigns

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Health Department inspector who allowed a rat-infested fast-food restaurant to remain open has resigned. The move came as city officials recommended an overhaul of the restaurant inspection program. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A report released Monday by the city’s Department of Investigations outlined how ...


Should NYC’s At Risk Men Get Circumcised?

Friday, April 06, 2007

The city Health Department is considering recommending that certain men get circumcised in order to slow the spread of HIV-AIDS. The move comes after research in Africa showed circumcised men had a 60% lower chance of becoming infected. WNYC's Fred Mogul joins us now.


Climate Change Challenging for Regional Flora and Fauna

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hawks in Central Park. Beavers in the Bronx River. Seals under the Verrazanno. Thanks to cleaner water and fewer pollutants, many animal species either are appearing in the region for the first time or returning after a long absence. But local wildlife is also facing ...


Flagship Theological School to Ordain Gay Rabbis

Monday, March 26, 2007

The flagship school of one of American Judaism’s largest movements says it will ordain gay rabbis. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The announcement from the Jewish Theological Seminary comes three months after the legal committee of Conservative Judaism re-interpreted the traditional legal code to admit the ...


Medicaid Cutters Grapple with High Cost of Long-Term Care

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Governor Spitzer wants to shrink Medicaid. There are many ways he proposes doing this. The one that has attracted the greatest controversy so far is cutting hospital payments. One of his smaller and less-noticed moves -- but a potentially far-reaching one -- is changing how ...


Village Shootout Leaves 4 Dead

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Police are trying to figure out what led a gunman to go on a violent rampage in Greenwich Village last night, slaying a pizza shop worker and two auxiliary police officers before being shot himself. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Police say 35-year-old David Gavin ...


Clinton Speaks Up at Gala

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

It wasn't a fundraiser for her, but Hillary Clinton received a warm reception at a gala celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Gay Mens Health Crisis. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Many in the GMHC audience said they weren't completely sold on Clinton but ...


Proposed Changes to Daycare System

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Health Department has proposed a sweeping overhaul of the city’s group daycare centers. It’s the latest attempt to make daycare safer after a child died at a Queens center more than two years ago. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Officials say the city lags behind ...


Clinton Makes Campaign Stop in Florida

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Candidate Clinton today heads west for the first time since announcing her presidential bid. Yesterday, she was in Florida raising money and trying to cement contacts with the African-American community. WNYC's Fred Mogul was in Miami.

REPORTER: Congressman Kendrick Meek enthusiastically introduced Clinton to a mostly ...


Hospital Budgets: Prognosis Uncertain

Monday, February 19, 2007

As Governor Spitzer takes aim at cuts in Medicaid (finding himself right in step with similar proposals from President Bush), hospitals around New York are bracing themselves for the fallout. Especially vulnerable are preventative programs, services for the uninsured, and teaching hospitals, all of which ...


City's New Plan Reviews 9/11 Related Illness Victims

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The city has announced a sweeping commitment to monitor and treat people who have become sick in the aftermath of September 11th. For the first time, this includes Lower Manhattan residents, workers and students, as well as those involved in rescue, recovery and cleanup operations.

WNYC’s ...


On the Campaign Trail with Hillary

Monday, February 12, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton "Let the conversation begin" in New Hampshire this weekend. Her tour of the Granite State brings to mind the "Listening Tour" she used to introduce herself to New York voters in 2000.

This past weekend, she attended 'town hall' style meetings in the ...


Clinton Swings by Granite State

Monday, February 12, 2007

Two weeks after launching her presidential bid with a trip to Iowa, Senator Hillary Clinton debuted her campaign in New Hampshire this past weekend. WNYC's Fred Mogul was there and has this report.

REPORTER: Campaigning for primaries and caucuses, especially the early ones, test candidates' ability to ...


Spitzer Nominates State’s Highest Ranked Judge

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Governor Spitzer wants New York’s highest-ranked judge to keep her job, right up until state law forces her out for being too old. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Judith Kaye became the first woman to sit on the Court of Appeals in 1983 and was elevated ...


Opening Statements in Norman Trial

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Prosecutors laid out their case against deposed Brooklyn Democratic leader Clarence Norman. They told a Brooklyn jury he intimidated and threatened judicial candidates to hire his campaign advisors or lose party backing. But Norman’s attorneys argue he simply believed in a different campaign strategy – ...


Former Brooklyn Leader in Court -- Again

Monday, January 29, 2007

In opening statements today, prosecutors alleged that former Brooklyn Democratic leader Clarence Norman coerced judicial candidates to hire his campaign consultants. Norman’s lawyer says he just wanted the candidates to pursue a winning strategy – and one that didn’t ignore black voters. WNYC’s Fred Mogul ...


New York’s Health Debate Heats Up as Spitzer Prepares Plan

Friday, January 26, 2007

Governor Spitzer will detail his health care plan today. Reining in Medicaid expenses is one of the major promises he rode into office. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

At $45 billion, Medicaid now accounts for more than 3rd of the state budget and costs twice as ...


Norman Goes on Trial

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Another corruption trial begins today for former Brooklyn Democratic leader and state assemblyman Clarence Norman. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Over the last 3 years, Norman has been convicted in two corruption trials and acquitted in one. The trial that begins today, however, goes to the ...