Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...


City Begins to Reveal Flu Plan

Friday, November 18, 2005

City health officials have been keeping their plans for containing a pandemic flu close to their vest, but yesterday they showed a few cards to the City Council. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The Health Department had said it would release a plan this fall, but now says it will ...


Panel Decides Fate of NY's Hospitals

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The panel charged with deciding the fate of the state's hospitals will lay out criteria for determining which facilities stay open and which ones are closed. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

How important is a hospital to "vulnerable populations"? What is the quality of the care it delivers? How financially viable ...


State Hospitals Lose Money Even in Good Economic Climate

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

New York State's hospitals have lost money for a seventh straight year - even as hospitals' economic health has improved nationwide. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: A report finds says the state's 200-plus non-profit hospitals lost a total of more than $100 million. Facilities in the city lost almost three ...


City Helps Seniors Navigate Prescription Drug Program

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Senior citizens today can begin registering for the vast new federal prescription drug program which starts in 2006. The city and various advocacy groups are helping Medicare and Medicaid enrollees get ready. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Residents of New York can choose between 46 different drug plans. And while ...


Bloomberg's Record on Public Health

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Public health doesn’t top political issue surveys the way education, housing and crime do, but it affects people’s lives in countless ways. Mayor Bloomberg has won praise for unleashing one of the most aggressive campaigns to improve local public health in recent memory. But he has also drawn criticism for ...


State and City Lawmakers Plan Strategy for Bird Flu

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

President Bush presents the nation's flu preparation strategy today. The price tag for being ready for the next pandemic is at least $6.5 billion, whether it's caused by the bird flu or some other strain. Meanwhile, the Canadian government has reported finding wild ducks with a strain of avian flu ...


Shortage of Flu Vaccine in Metro Area

Friday, October 28, 2005

Doctors in the metropolitan area are reporting shortages of flu vaccine - despite assurances by federal and local health officials that there will be enough shots to go around. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Drug-maker Chiron is up and running after last year's contamination, but recently announced this year's production ...


Radioactive Material in Groundwater at Indian Point

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Federal inspectors will be taking a closer look at the Indian Point nuclear power plants, after trace amounts of radioactive material were found in groundwater. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has already had Indian Point under a "special inspection" for the last month, following the discovery of ...


Brooklyn Dem Party Chooses New Leader

Friday, October 21, 2005

The embattled Brooklyn Democratic Party has chosen a new leader to succeed Clarence Norman, who was convicted earlier this month of violating election law. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Bushwick Assemblyman Vito Lopez easily defeated two other district leaders to assume his local party's top spot. After a two-hour closed door ...


Pharmaceutical Firm to OK Generic Flu Drug

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Senator Charles Schumer has helped broker a deal to expand production of an avian-flu-fighting drug. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The Swiss company Roche Pharmaceuticals produces Tamiflu, one of the only drugs proven to cure the H5N1 strain of avian flu doctors believe could start a pandemic.

There is a limited ...


West Nile Contracted Through Organ Transplants

Friday, October 07, 2005

Three New Yorkers have contracted West Nile Virus through organ transplants, and two of them are in comas. They are only the second known cases of the disease being transmitted via organ donation. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Four people in late August received organs from a Bronx man, who died ...


Free Weddings for 'Unmarrieds With Children' Crowd

Thursday, September 29, 2005

More than 40 percent of New York City babies are born to unmarried couples. In some neighborhoods, according to recent statistics, it’s almost 80 percent.

REPORTER: In Brooklyn, a novelist, a minister and others are trying to reverse the trend among African-Americans. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on an all-expense-paid wedding today ...


Brooklyn Dem Leader Found Guilty

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Clarence Norman, the head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the state assembly’s deputy speaker, has been convicted of violating election law and falsifying records. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The 11-term Assemblyman from Crown Heights was found guilty of three felonies and a misdemeanor and could get up to four ...


Jury Deliberation Continues in Brooklyn Dem Leader's Trial

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

After months of awaiting trial and weeks of testimony, a jury is deciding the fate of Assemblyman Clarence Norman, the head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

In closing arguments Monday, Norman's defense attorney, Edward Rappaport, portrayed his client as the victim of circumstance, human error and ...


Closing Arguments Begin in Dem Leader's Trial

Monday, September 26, 2005

Closing arguments begin today in the trial of Brooklyn Democratic leader Clarence Norman. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

In testimony last week, Norman admitted he made mistakes, but said they were oversights, not criminal activities. He is accused of letting a lobbyist pay for thousands of dollars worth of campaign expenses ...


A Wake-Up Call for the Soul

Friday, September 23, 2005

The holiday of Rosh Hashana is almost two weeks away, but the sound of the shofar rang through the heart of midtown yesterday. The ancient instrument is made from a ram's horn, and its distinctive sound is said to be a wake-up call for the soul. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports ...


Two City VA Hospitals Still on Chopping Block

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The federal government continues to make a case for closing or downsizing two New York City VA hospitals. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports on a new study that lays out options for facilities in Kips Bay, Manhattan, and Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

For the last year and a half, the Department of Veterans ...


Ferrer to Hold "Unity Rally" for Democrats

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Fernando Ferrer will hold a unity rally this afternoon with his three recent primary opponents, as they try to energize Democrats for the campaign ahead to unseat Mayor Bloomberg. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Ferrer will face Bloomberg in November without a contested run-off, after Congressman Anthony Weiner withdrew his ...


Ferrer, Weiner Hold Unity Rally at City Hall

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Likely Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer was joined by his three former opponents for a "Unity Rally," now that the primary is over.

REPORTER: The party faithful gathered on the City Hall steps to celebrate the candidacy of Fernando Ferrer. His former opponents each took a turn praising him, and then ...