Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

It Takes an Olympic Village

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee officially nominates New York City to host the 2012 Olympics. Two years from now, the International Olympic Committee will make its final choice. Local organizers and the Bloomberg administration say even if New York doesn't win the summer games, ...


Mayor Bloomberg's Image

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Mayor Bloomberg is setting new records - for low approval ratings. Polls show most New Yorkers wouldn't even want to have dinner with him. And even many sympathetic observers think he could do better at getting out the message that things will be okay. WNYC's ...


Debating Rail-Float Traffic (Again)

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

For decades, business and political leaders have talked about improving railroad access to New York City - mainly, to spare local streets, lungs and retail prices from the costly truck traffic. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports on a once-common type of railroading that could make a ...


Designing The High LIne

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Click here for a slide show about the High LineNeighborhood activists and the Bloomberg administration are sparring over the future of the far west side of Manhattan. Probably the only thing the sides agree on, is that something constructive and creative should ...


Chinatown Reacts to SARS

Thursday, April 03, 2003

In Hong Kong and around Asia, people are staying home from work and school, from fear of the quickly-spreading SARS illness. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has struck an estimated 22-hundred people world-wide, killing 78 - none of them in the United States. In New York's ...


New York's Muslim Community

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Like other ethnic and religious groups, New York's diverse Muslim community reacted to news of the invasion of Iraq with mixed feelings. WNYC's Fred Mogul talked to some Muslims about their concerns for the people of Iraq, and for themselves.

The Pakistan Tea House in lower Manhattan does a brisk late-night ...


Parking Karma

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

One newscast item in recent months generated a slew of phone calls and e-mails. It wasn't about war in Iraq, budget deficits or Medicare reforms. It was an announcement that alternate-side-of-the-street rules were suspended for an unnamed religious holiday. Well? ...people wanted to know...WHAT religious ...


State Has No Business Regulating Kosher Law

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

For 88 years, New York food inspectors had a say in which pastrami can call itself kosher and which corned beef can't. But last May, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York decided the state has no business regulating religious law. And ...


Explosion at Staten Island Oil Storage Facility

Monday, February 24, 2003

The explosion at an oil storage facility on Staten Island caught the attention of the metro area on Friday morning. Residents of Staten Island were shaken, some thought of terrorism, others simply thought of safety. WNYC's Leticia Theodore reports.


MTA Gets Earful At Public Hearings

Thursday, February 06, 2003

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will spend the next three weeks listening to public comment on possible fare increases and service cuts. If last night's hearing in midtown Manhattan is any indication, they can expect an earful. Politicians, advocates and mass-transit riders converged on MTA board ...


New Jets Stadium on West Side?

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

The New York Jets have released drawings for a proposed West Side stadium almost covertly. You have to go to a museum in Washington to see them. The proposed stadium wouldn't just be Jets green,' it would be the country's first environmentally green arena, too ...


Who will do the fighting?

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

If the US invades Iraq who will do the actual fighting? Unlike American soldiers who fought in Vietnam, Korea and WWII, today’s military is composed entirely of volunteers. We have two reports today as part of our week-long series War in Our Time. First WNYC’s Fred Mogul, who discovered that ...


A new kind of warfare?

Monday, January 13, 2003

In 1991, American and allied forces swiftly defeated Iraq, mainly by confronting Saddam Hussein’s troops in the open desert. If the US invades Iraq, this time the decisive battle may occur in the streets of Baghdad. Today we begin a week-long series War in Our Time. This morning we have ...


Activists at New School Call for Kerrey's Resignation

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Anti-war activists at the New School University are calling for the resignation of university president Bob Kerrey. The former U.S. Senator from Nebraska is publicly calling on the American military to oust Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. On Wednesday, in front of a full auditorium, Kerrey ...


Fasting For Ramadan

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

December 5th marks the Muslim festival of Eid. The three-day festival celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims fast from sun-up to sun-down. And they're not the only ones, as WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

When colleagues bring food into the office ...


Mayor Prepares City for Deep Cuts

Friday, November 15, 2002

Mayor Bloomberg says urgent steps are needed, to close the city's growing budget deficit. With a shortfall of one billion dollars this year...and a deficit approaching six and a half billion dollars next year...the mayor prepared the city for deep cuts in spending and new ...


No Olympics Yet, but Two World's Fairs

Monday, November 04, 2002

Unlike Paris, Rome and Tokyo, New York City has never hosted the Olympics. But twice in the 20th Century, the world did descend on New York for a different type of mammoth extravaganza. In 1939 and again, in 1964, Flushing Meadow Park in Queens played ...


Recruiting and Retaining Nurses

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Help-wanted ads are clamoring for nurses: Make a Difference! the ads shout, and Top Pay - All units, all shifts! Nursing shortages have come and gone in recent decades, but new research says the situation is getting worse - for both hospitals and the patients ...


Measuring Genius

Saturday, April 13, 2002

David Galenson is an economist who studies labor markets. These days, he's aiming his quantitative skills at one question: why do some artists produce their best work when they're young and others when they're old?  


Now Playing: Dox Thrash

Saturday, January 19, 2002

Fred Mogul looks at one of the rediscovered masters of the Works Progress Adminsitration — Dox Thrash. His prints and watercolors of home and working life are on exhibit through February 24th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.