Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...


New York Archdiocese Announces Reorganization

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A closure and merger plan that will affect dozens of Catholic parishes from Staten Island to Ulster County will not be as extreme as anticipated. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

MOGUL: The Archdiocese of New York will close 11 parishes and three free-standing churches, but that’s ...


Number of Diabetics Appears to be Rising

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The number of diabetics appears to be rising in New York City, mirroring national trends. But new research shows that almost a third of those with the disease don’t realize they have it. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Traditionally, the Health Department has asked people ...


Dr. Richard Daines Appointed Health Commissioner

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The president and CEO of a Manhattan hospital has been appointed state Health Commissioner. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Dr. Richard Daines has been head of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center since 2002, and was previously a senior administrator there and at St. Barnabas Hospital in the ...


Terror Conspirator Sentenced Today

Monday, January 08, 2007

A man convicted of conspiring to blow up the Herald Square subway on the eve of the Republican National Convention will be sentenced in Federal Court in Brooklyn today. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

As they did during his trial, attorneys for Shahawar Matin Siraj will ...


State Health Care Foundation Awards First Grants

Saturday, January 06, 2007

After years of legal wrangling, a new health-oriented foundation has made its first grants. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.


NY and NJ Senators Call for 9/11 Health Aid

Friday, January 05, 2007

The four New York and New Jersey senators are calling for almost $2 billion in federal aid for monitoring and health care related to the aftermath of 9/11. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Senators Clinton, Schumer, Lautenberg and Menendez were joined by Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts ...


Judge Blocks Closure of Medical Center

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A district judge has ordered the state health department not to close Westchester Square Medical Center in the Bronx at least not yet. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A lawsuit against the state was filed Wednesday on behalf of a senior center and a 64-year-old woman, ...


New Law Prohibits Overcharging Uninsured Patients

Sunday, December 31, 2006

A new state law set to take effect on January 1st will prohibit hospitals from overcharging the uninsured. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: One study found hospitals across the state charge the uninsured 2.3 times more for the same procedures than people with insurance, including ...


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 ...