Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Judge Asks for Compromise on Remains at Fresh Kills

Friday, February 22, 2008

A federal judge today pleaded with attorneys for the city and 9/11 survivors to come up with a compromise over bodily remains at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island.

REPORTER: For years, a small group of survivors has accused the city of carelessly handling what ...


Hepatitis A Scare at Popular W. Village Bar

Friday, February 22, 2008

Patrons of a West Village bar should get vaccinated for Hepatitis A if they were there on 3 particular days earlier this month.

A bartender at “Socialista,” on West Street, worked there on February 7th, 8th and 11th – after contracting the disease, but before it ...


City Calorie Count Regulations Contested in Court

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The day is approaching when you’ll walk into a Starbucks, look up at the menu board, and see not only how much your mocha frappucino costs, but how many calories it contains. That’s if a new city regulation kicks in as scheduled, about six weeks ...


Focus Shifts to Superdelegates

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

REPORTER: With the Democratic primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton very close, super delegates are getting more attention.

They're high-level elected officials and party members who can attend the Democratic National Convention in August and back whomever they want.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says she's sticking ...


Final Flurry of Campaign Activity

Monday, February 04, 2008

On the final weekend before Tuesday's parimaries, the hometown favorite was taking nothing for granted. Hillary Clinton's campaign took to the streets to drum up support and to counteract Barack Obama volunteers who fanned out across the city en masse.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Obama supporters ...


Michelle Obama Visits NY, CT

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: In Stamford, she met with a group of women, touching on the themes of her husband's campaign - focusing on education, healthcare and the challenges women face as workers and mothers.

Jessica Pettigrew, a 25-year-old midwife student, was impressed with Michelle Obama's dedication to her ...


Frontrunners Begin Local TV Campaigns

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

With less than a week before more than 20 states hold their primaries, both candidates are launching TV ads in New York, one of the most expensive markets in the US.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

In an ad titled "Nuestra Amiga," Hillary Clinton is shown greeting ...


Sen. Clinton Opens Campaign Offices Throughout New York State

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

With one week to go before New York, New Jersey, and twenty other states vote in the Super Duper Tuesday primaries, candidate Hillary Clinton has been opening get-out-the-vote offices throughout the state.

Fliers to be handed out are bundled by language and local towns. They’re destined ...


Undercover Drug Squad In Need Of Outside Investigation

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Police watchdogs say the NYPD is overdue for an overhaul – similar to what resulted from earlier independent commissions that investigated police corruptions. Retired police captain and State Senator Eric Adams says . . . .

ADAMS: "When you have 20 officers that are directly under ...


Rudy Giuliani and Air Quality After 9/11: Part 2

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Rudy Giuliani’s stature as a national leader and presidential candidate has flowed from his actions following September 11th.

Today, in the 2nd of a 2-part series, we look at what the Giuliani administration did and didn’t do to protect rescue, recovery and cleanup workers from potential ...


Department of Health Votes to Post Calories

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Burger King's Triple Whopper Hamburger contains 1,230 calories...and starting March 31st, the city wants you to see that number posted on the fast food chain's menu board.

REPORTER: The Board of Health unanimously approved a revision to its calorie statement rule. Health Department nutrition specialist Dr. ...


Obama Greeted by Large Crowds in NJ

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Supporters waited outside for hours, but at least it was unseasonably warm. WNYC’s Fred Mogul was there.

The lines wrapped around much of the campus of St. Peter’s College and when the fire marshal declared the gymnasium full, more than a thousand people were left outside.

Obama ...


CEO Of City's World Trade Center Insurance Fund Steps Down

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The city is saying only that it “regrets” the resignation of Christine LaSala as president and CEO of the World Trade Center Captive Insurance fund… and she isn’t commenting, either.

The federal government established the fund in 2002 to defend the city from lawsuits related to ...


Giuliani Spends Caucuses in Florida

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Candidates from both parties have invested their time and money in Iowa - but to different extents.

From the group of leading contenders, only Rudy Giuliani decided to forgo the state altogether in the days leading up to today's caucus.

WNYC's Fred Mogul stopped by Giuliani headquarters ...


Powerful New York Union Backs Senator Clinton

Friday, December 14, 2007

The powerful healthcare workers' union, Local 11-99 of the SEIU, and three other locals, are lining up behind Senator Hillary Clinton, just weeks before the Iowa Caucus.

REPORTER: Many SEIU locals in Iowa, and New Hampshire, have backed Barack Obama or John Edwards instead, so the ...


Awaiting Decision of 9/11 Panel

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A federal appeals panel will decide whether the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency Christie Whitman can be held liable in a lawsuit against her. Whitman is accused of knowingly misleading the public when she said residents, workers and students could return to lower ...


Closing Arguments in Case Against the Former Head of the EPA

Monday, December 10, 2007

A federal appeals court heard arguments today about whether former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman can be sued for her actions following the World Trade Center Attacks. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A lower court ruled that Whitman’s statements about post-9/11 air quality were ...


September 11th Case Returns to Court

Monday, December 10, 2007

Today, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on whether the federal government and former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman can be sued for statements about conditions after 9/11. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A group of 8 lower Manhattan residents, office workers and ...


Presidential Candidate Talks Mortgage Crisis on Wall Street

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Associated Press is reporting that President Bush in the coming days will announce a banking industry deal to freeze interest rates for certain subprime mortgages. The news comes as Senator Clinton was in New York calling for similar measures to combat the credit crunch.



Governor Returns to Health Insurance Promise

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Governor Spitzer has taken a step towards fulfilling a campaign pledge to make sure all New Yorkers have health insurance. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The state has awarded a contract to a public policy think tank to develop a plan for achieving universal health coverage. ...