Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Clinton Spoofs Sopranos for Announcement

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton has concluded her contest to select the song for her presidential campaign. The project tried to generate interest with technology, humor and inspiration from American Idol. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on Clinton’s use of the Internet and the anti-climactic finale.

REPORTER: If you ...


New York Eyes Medical Marijuana Laws

Monday, June 18, 2007

Among the items to be resolved in the waning days of New York's current legislative session is whether to legalize marijuana for medical use. One bill has passed the Assembly, and there is support for some kind of new law from Governor Spitzer and senate ...


New York Can Sue Foreign Countries for Back Taxes

Friday, June 15, 2007

The US Supreme Court has ruled that New York City can use local courts to sue foreign countries for back property taxes. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Foreign countries are generally immune to lawsuits. There are some exceptions but until today, tax liens were not among ...


9/11 Study Participants Dropping Out

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

People who may have been exposed to 9/11 dust and debris have been dropping out of a long-term study to monitor health problems. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Health Department initially hoped to enlist hundreds of thousands of people in the World Trade Center Health Registry. ...


For Many Vets, Injuries Surface Slowly

Friday, May 25, 2007

Troops returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face many challenges getting life back to normal -- particularly those who have suffered debilitating physical injuries. But increasingly a class with mild-but-disturbing injuries is emerging. They’re soldiers who might not seem to have been injured ...


Dust From 9/11 Contributes to Death

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The city’s Medical Examiner has admitted for the first time that exposure to World Trade Center dust contributed to a victim’s death. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Felicia Dunn-Jones was trapped in the dust cloud caused by the collapse of the first World Trade Center tower. ...


Doctor With Terror Links Convicted

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A medical doctor has been convicted in Federal Court in Manhattan of agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to fight US troops. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Dr. Rafiq Sabir was convicted after a 3 week trial that featured testimony ...


Clinton Visits Obama's Turf

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has had some early success scooping up support on the turf of his main rival, Hillary Clinton. Yesterday, Clinton continued to show that she isn’t shy about seeking dollars or votes in Obama’s area. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Clinton was in ...


Decision Expected on Treatment of Mentally Ill Prisoners

Friday, April 27, 2007

A federal judge will rule today on a legal settlement that would change how New York houses mentally ill prisoners in the state’s correction facilities. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

About 1 in 8 prisoners are considered mentally ill, and many spend weeks at a time ...


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 ...