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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.
** PHOTO: Bob Madigan, left, shaved his head for childhood cancer.
And it happened at DC-CAPital Stars 2012 Gala Talent Competition click here for the winners. Held at the Kennedy Center it is the largest fundraiser of the year for The DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) a privately-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and enabling DC public and public charter high school students enroll in and graduate from college.
Imagine Ronnie Bachman went thru as a child with no legs, now in his own very special unique way he teaches youngsters how to help deal with and avoid bullying. Thanks to Farrish Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Subaru he visited a number of area schools this week.
But he might eat foods better for him if they are offered. That's what is behind Silver Diner's new Kid's Menu which was taste tested by a two panels of super young food critics!
The Harlem Globe Trotters are teaming up with the Epilepsy Foundation's 6th annual National Walk for Epilepsy which is March 31st on the National Mall. Among the benefits, the world famous Harlem Globe Trotters is an exclusive offer, registered walkers and donors of the walk will receive up to a 20 percent discount on the following Harlem Globetrotters games:
March 24 at 1:00 p.m. - Verizon Center
March 24 at 7:30 p.m. - George Mason Patriot Center
March 25 at 2:00 p.m. - George Mason Patriot Center
That's what has happened for 20 years at Langley High School in McLean's "Case Day". Students are required to take US Government, AP Government, or AP Comparative Government in their senior year. Case Day allows for what is being learned in the classroom to be utilized and practiced in a realistic Supreme Court mock trial.
National Park Service horticulturist and Cherry Tree expert Rob Defeo's favorite spot is the Japanese Stone Lantern in West Potomac Park at the Tidal Basin -- Independence Avenue and 17th Street SW. Click below and listen to why!
Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival are the Cherry Picks. More than 100 area restaurants and bars are offering these "Cherry inspired" specials from March 20-April 27th. To find out what, where and when there IS an APP for that. Whether you have an Android or iPhone, make the best of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and this year's historic Centennial Celebration by downloading the free app.
The PenFed Foundation is holding a video contest to find a caregiver of a wounded veteran who will be honored as the "hero at home" at its Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala this May. And we, the public, will help choose the winner on YouTube. To enter to win, contestants must upload a one- to two-minute video on YouTube Entries will be accepted until April 12th. Contestants must also "like" the PenFed Foundation's official Facebook fan page. click here. All submitted videos will be featured on the PenFed Foundation's YouTube contest page. FIVE finalists will be announced on April 16th, and will be featured at for the public to vote on the winner.
It is also a Tony Award winning musical and it is now playing at Ford's Theatre. ith quick-witted dialogue and a playful score, 1776 dramatizes the impassioned debates of Philadelphia's Second Continental Congress. 1776 the musical plays at Ford's thru May 19th 511 Tenth St, NW.
This year's Hexagon show "I Get No Kick from Campaign" runs thru March 24th at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring and it raises money and awareness for Hospice Caring. An all volunteer organization that provides caring, compassionate, practical and high-quality, non-medical support services, without charge, to every Montgomery County adult or child who is facing a life-threatening illness or is grieving the death of a family member or loved one.
But a smooth version of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show performed by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. Friday, March 16, 8 pm
Saturday, March 17, 8 pm
Sunday, March 18, 3 pm (ASL)
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW
As in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, which has returned to the fair city of Washington, D.C., for a one-week only engagement March 13 through 18 at the historic Warner Theatre. The cast for Monty Python's Spamalot includes two local actors listen below and learn!
It is something to see the YouTube showing how "Joey" the title character from the Tony Award-winning War Horse crashed the Kennedy Center new season announcement. See of you can spot WTOP's Man About Town!
A lot has changed for both the Girl Scouts and the nation in the past 100 years and the foundations laid a century ago helped build a world where girls and women can write their own tickets!
Senior Prom season is coming and with it the possibility of deadly accidents. Walt Whitman High is among the Montgomery County schools with an post prom party plan. To raise the $$$$ they had help from Capitol Steps.
On National Meatball Day! At Carmine's in Penn Quarter! If you are observing no meat on Friday in Lent, Carmines will still be offering free meatballs thru Sunday 3/11/12. To get the free meatballs you do need to say the magic word, for that you may want to listen to the report here. NYC's Legendary Family Style Italian Restaurant, Carmine's Washington D.C is at 425 7th Street NW 202.737.7770
At the height of the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s, John Paton Davies, Jr., was summoned to the State Department one morning and fired. His offense? The career diplomat had counseled the U.S. government during World War II that the Communist forces in China were poised to take over the country—which they did, in 1949. Just part of a remarkable life recounted in China Hand An Autobiography John Paton Davies, Jr. Foreword by Todd S. Purdum. Epilogue by Bruce Cumings Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, along with Davies daughter Tiki Davies will present a FREE talk at Politics & Prose this coming Wednesday (3/14) at 7 pm. 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
How to engage middle schoolers in math?? That's what MathAlive! at the Smithsonian Institution International Gallery is all about. Created by Raytheon MathAlive! is as they say, "an immersive exhibit enabling students, teachers and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wondrous outcomes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through highly engaging hands-on activities." The International Gallery is located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center (next to the Smithsonian Castle) It is FREE & Fun!
DC area students are jumping into the play-writing arena as part of the 12th annual Arena Stage Student 10-minute Play competition in which D.C.-area students submit original plays. Nearly 800 works were submitted from students in D.C. area middle and high schools this year. The eight winning playwrights had play-writing master classes and took part in further script development by working with a professional director and are being performed this weekend by professional actors. We had the chance to sit in on the rehearsal of one of the plays written by an 8th grader, Chocolate Bars and a New Life by Sahana Ramani, from Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater 1101 6th St. SW
We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD As she says,"your body may not suit a swim suit if you aren't careful!"