Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


Gov May Change State's Medicaid Application Process

Monday, November 28, 2005

Later this week, Governor Pataki will decide whether to apply for a Medicaid program that helps the poor get healthcare.

New York is the only state that lets community groups and HMO's fill out the paperwork for Medicaid applicants. The procedure, called "facilitated enrollment," has helped hundreds of thousands of people ...


City to Receive $125M post-911 Funds

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New York City will get $125 million dollars in post-911 funding that the Bush Administration had proposed cutting. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Reporter: House Speaker Dennis Hastert sent Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella a letter yesterday promising to restore the money, as part of a bill on emergency funds for ...


Delay in Upgrading Voting Machines May Cost NY $5M

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Bloomberg administration is lashing out at Albany for the slow pace of upgrading voting machines. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: State legislators spent more than two years figuring out how to replace old lever-based voting booths with electronic machines. In July, they decided not to decide - ...


True Believers Take a Look at Darwin

Monday, November 21, 2005

A new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History examines the life and thought of Charles Darwin. The ambitious show was planned years ago, but comes at a time when objections to Darwin are gaining force in several corners of the United States. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has this report.

REPORTER: Beneath ...


Brooklyn Dem Leader Presents Defense

Monday, November 21, 2005

Defense Attorneys today will lay out the case for Clarence Norman. The former assemblyman and leader of the Brooklyn Democratic party is accused of stealing money that was intended for his political club. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Norman was already convicted of violating election law and is appealing. In this, ...