Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Brooklyn Men Charged with Stealing Body Parts

Friday, February 24, 2006

Four men have been indicted by the Brooklyn District Attorney's office for allegedly running an elaborate and illegal trade in body parts. WNYC's Fred Mogul.

D.A. Charles Hynes showed pictures and x-rays of plastic pipes, gloves and surgical aprons that were sown into corpses to preserve their structure and destroy evidence.

The ...


Anthrax Found in Stricken Man's Home

Friday, February 24, 2006

Spores containing anthrax bacteria have been found at the home of the man who was struck by the rare infectious disease last week. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The West Village apartment of African dancer Vado Diamande remains sealed, and the spores do not pose a public health risk. Health officials ...


Mayor Reassures City About Anthrax Case

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Flanked by health, police and emergency management officials, Mayor Bloomberg held a news conference to talk about what officials believe is an accidental and isolated case of anthrax exposure. The Mayor says he held the news conference because of the seriousness of anthrax, and to allay any public health concerns.



Sen. Menendez Blasts Bush Over Dubai Port Deal

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez does not think the Bush administration is doing enough to safeguard American ports against terrorism. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff over the weekend said Dubai Ports World was thoroughly vetted before being allowed to take over operations at six U.S. ports. ...


State Panel Looks at NY's Public and Private Hospitals

Friday, February 17, 2006

The state Health Department has convened a panel to look at how the private and public hospital system serves New York. The commission is slated to make recommendations by the end of the year, and communities and healthcare providers are watching closely. Recently, the panel got a glimpse of what ...


Pataki Recovering from Appendectomy

Friday, February 17, 2006

Governor Pataki is not expected back at work for a week to 10 days. He was admitted early yesterday morning for appendix surgery and is recovering in a Peekskill hospital. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Don't send flowers, send dark chocolate. That's what Governor Pataki told nurses, according to his ...


Chief Justice Wants Party Primaries for Judges

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

New York's chief justice says nominating judges through party primaries would not help reform the state's corruption-plagued judicial system. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Ten days ago a federal judge ruled the judicial election system unconstitutional. Judge John Gleeson said the legislature should create a new system, and that until it ...


New Medicare Benefit Slows All Service at Pharmacies

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

When the new Medicare drug benefit took effect three weeks ago, getting medication for many people slowed to a crawl -- whether they were on Medicare or not. Pharmacists spent so much time on the phone with the government and private drug plans that they filled prescriptions about 70 percent ...


Sharpton's MLK Gathering is Stage for Electioneering

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Al Sharpton's Martin Luther King Day gathering is an annual rite for politicians, especially in election years. Yesterday brought together dozens of candidates seeking office in New York City, Albany and Washington. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Most of the hopefuls for state Attorney General were there, including Republican Janine ...


City Emergency Rooms Rated Poorly Prepared

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

New York's emergency rooms are poorly prepared to handle a surge in patients, according to a new study. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The state ranked 49th for the number of emergency departments per million residents and 30th in the number of board-certified ER doctors. Despite those low grades, the report ...


State's Highest Court Takes Up Local Domestic Partnership Rule

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The state's highest court today hears arguments in a case pitting Mayor Bloomberg against the City Council. At issue is a local law requiring city contractors to offer health benefits to domestic partners. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The Council passed the Equal Benefits Law in 2004, over the mayor's veto. ...


Computer Visionary John Diebold is Dead

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

John Diebold, the visionary who preached computerization more than a half-century ago, has died. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

When Diebold penned the book Automation in 1952, computers were bulky academic and scientific behemoths. The idea of using them for everyday finance, accounting and management was only starting to emerge. In ...


Subways, Buses Running After Mediators Help Broker a Deal

Friday, December 23, 2005

Subway trains and buses are running, after state mediators helped broker a deal that returned striking workers to the rails and roads, even without a contract. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: On Wednesday, he was fire and brimstone, but by yesterday, union president Roger Toussaint was smiles and brevity. In ...


Strike Hits Hospitals Hard

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Clogged streets and commuting problems are affecting the city’s hospitals and the people seeking care there. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Sirens and lights only help ambulances so much, when traffic snarls the streets. Ambulance driver Robert Cuivas just got back to The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene from ...


Private Bus Line May Be in Strike Vanguard

Friday, December 16, 2005

New York City's transit union called a selective strike against two private bus lines Friday, putting off a crippling citywide shutdown, as it rejected what the system later said was its final offer. The roughly 55,000 riders of those two bus lines in Queens will be able to get home ...


Mandatory Reporting of Diabetes Testing

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Starting next year, medical labs that test for diabetes will have to report the results to the City Health Department. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The move follows the unanimous approval of the department's governing board yesterday and makes New York the first city to add diabetes to the list of ...


EPA Blasted for Ignoring Scientists' Advice

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dissolved an advisory panel on testing and cleanup in the area around the World Trade Center. But members did not go quietly. At a heated meeting yesterday, scientists and advocates blasted the EPA for ignoring their advice. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The 19-member ...


NYSE to Go Public

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The New York Stock Exchange, one of the hubs of American commerce, will become a for-profit enterprise for the first time in its 213-year history. The change comes after seat holders of the Exchange approved a merger and acquisition with company that creates computerized trading systems. WNYC'S Fred Mogul has ...


Brooklyn Dem Leader Takes the Stand

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Clarence Norman took the stand in his defense yesterday. The former Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Party chief is accused of pocketing a check intended for his campaign. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Norman came across more composed and confident on the stand than he did in a previous trial, where he ...


14 Kids, 10 Countries, 1 Great Water Polo Team

Saturday, December 03, 2005

See if you can guess which local water polo team squares off today against the University of Southern California in the NCAA Final Four. Here’s a hint: It's the "Terriers" who will be tackling the mighty "Trojans." Not much help, is it? WNYC's Fred Mogul reports on one little-known college’s ...