WTOP's Bob Madigan
Bob Madigan has been with WTOP Radio for 18 years. For most of that time, he has been covering the "Good" "Positive" news of Washington. Here is a chance to listen to some of his most recent pieces and you may even download if you wish. You can email Bob at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter.
** PHOTO: Bob Madigan, left, shaved his head for childhood cancer.
Thousands turned out to remember the men and women whose names appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. People we were close to and those we never had the privilege to know. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund is raising money to build The Education Center at The Wall, a living memorial for all veterans of the Vietnam War. The national spokesman for the drive is Vietnam Veteran and Hollywood Star Tom Selleck. Click below to hear about one of his connections to The Wall.
You can help set a World Record with Arena Stage, WTOP & FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education) at Nationals Park. Inspired by the iconic song "76 Trombones" from the musical The Music Man now playing at Arena Stage -- we want to bring together more than 500 trombone players on Friday, June 1st to play the song just before the Nats take on the Braves that night. Maestro Larry Goldberg has created a new orchestration of the beloved musical's signature song that's divided into 7 parts for trombone players of varying levels of ability. If you are interested Register HERE and NOW If you have any questions, please contact A.Toni Lewis at 301-805-5358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At the second YaLa night workout party with NUIT SENSUELLE Saturday, May 19th from 6pm through 8pm. Warm up with celebrity chef Orlando Amaro, a bikini fashion show by DarbeDar designer, Tala Raassi. Also,tandem aerial acrobatics on silk ropes by Urban Evolution and a lot more. The core of the program will be the trendsetting YaLa Workout led by Laurent. It is an intense complete (cardio, strength conditioning, core, plyometric) dance based workout choreographed to world beats. It is for all levels of experience. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hospital, Children's National Medical Center. Tickets are $15 online here and will be sold at the door for $20. 700 Water Street SW, Washington, DC
The bathroom scales don't tell the whole story while or after you have try to lose weight. Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD has created a better measure that she calls the Clothes-ometer.
Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD explains how her Clothes-ometer works!
Sam Garner was only 12 when he planted the SEED for Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation . The message is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people (especially those from inner city and less fortunate neighborhoods), to promote the value of reading, and to encourage families and adults to read regularly with children. He recently worked with INOVA and the WNBA Washington Mystics to bring hundreds of books to SouthEast DC and The SEED School of Washington, D.C.
The SEED School of Washington, D.C. welcomed Washington Mystics WNBA players to host "Book-it to a Healthy Future": Book giveaway, discussion, and games & prizes to celebrate the importance of healthy living and education. The event was made possible because of Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation, The Global Good Fund, Inova, and the Washington Mystics.
Every 13 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer. Saving lives is the ONE GOAL of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Join us on the National Mall Saturday morning June 2nd .
By supporting people who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Here's a video of Komen grantees in the Washington D.C. area. You can see the true community impact of your dollars from the Komen Global Race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall
Listen to this for two heart wrenching and warming stories of people WTOP's Man About Town met at the DC-101 Chili Cook Off for the National Kidney Foundation.
Thousands of feet walked out of National's Park in the oldest of all fundraising walks in the US, the March for Babies benefiting the March of Dimes. This was the 7th and final walk for this in year in the National Capital Area. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
101st Robert J. Collier Trophy Presentation "Celebrating Aerospace's Contributions to America and the World" was done in real style!! With the winner -- the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- standing proudly on display outside Signature Flight Support's Historic Hangar 7 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
There are thousands and thousands of people who benefit and lives that you save from the ravages of breast cancer right here in our area when you take part in the Susan G. Komen Global race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall.
The Prince William County Arts Council's Art's Alive!!" was a huge success with all kinds of arts on display and for sale as well as the 2012 Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award Recipients.
Yes, there is more than the one on the Mall. That is when you count the Washington Monument Awards Luncheon from the Alzheimer's Association National Capitol Area Chapter.
The Kennedy Center's week-long "Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America" festival thru May 12. It means street arts of all kinds -- all about town -- including large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more are invading DC neighborhoods with pop-up performances and events this week and they are all FREE!! You can watch the act that kicked it all off Mucca Pazza by clicking here.
Young professionals can do it, too. And they helped raise $600,000 for the Trust for the National Mall at the 4th Annual Ball on the Mall.
but for fun and fund raising. It was the Inaugural Children's Ball for Imagination Stage in Bethesda. A big formal party for the little ones and a chance to see "Rapunzel" now extended thru May 26
for and at the Kennedy Center, the Spring Gala is all about raising big bucks for the center's education programs. And it was done in style.
The 2012 Hearts Delight Wine Tasting and Auction is now in the books and probably lots of diaries (wine and otherwise) but it was all for the American Heart Association. Listen right below this to hear what you should know about wine!