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.
It's coming to the Kennedy Center April 10-13 and it is called TEDMED More than 1000 adventurous thinkers and doers, from a wide array of medical and non-medical disciplines, will gather at the Kennedy Center. For three and a half exciting days, this uniquely diverse community will explore the ideas, innovations and challenges that will help shape the future of health and medicine for 300 million Americans...and the world.
World-renowned mind/body physician Deepak Chopra, M.D. in collaboration with Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) discussed the healing power of spiritual solutions at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, April 4. Dr. Chopra's appearance coincided with publication of his 65th book, "Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges".
And those winners are members of The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. It's a team comprised solely of veterans and active duty service members who have lost limbs while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. They really cleaned the clocks of the so-called "DC Celebrity All Stars."
Back by popular demand, The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble returns to DC on Saturday, April 7th at 7:30 PM at the historic Lincoln Theatre presented for the second consecutive year by The Laurel Fund for the Performing Arts founder/president Elvi Moore. The twelve member troupe, with pianist, will also conduct two master classes and a special afternoon performance at THEARC for the residents of Wards 7 & 8.
Right after the Washington Nationals & Boston Red Sox exhibition game at National's Park Tuesday April 3rd. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team comprised of veterans and active duty service members who have lost limbs while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will take on the DC Celebrity All Stars such as DC Mayor Vince Gray; Jack Evans, D.C. council member for Ward 2; NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green of the Washington Redskins; to mention but a few.
But it is a book with a purpose, My Seizure Dog" by Evan Moss who needs a service or seizure dog to give the young man from Alexandria some freedom and his parents some rest. One or both parents have been with him every minute since he was first diagnosed with Epilepsy at four months of age. Evan's book became No.1 on Amazon's Bestseller List of Children's Health books.
The Leukemia Ball celebrated it's 25th on Saturday and raised a lot of money. Two thousand people dressed to the 9's made merry in the Washington Convention Center while Sindbad created laughter and Foreigner created Rock n Roll to help fight blood cancers.
The National Walk for Epilepsy® is a family oriented, noncompetitive walk in our nation's capital to raise awareness and funds to continue the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. he National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday March 31, 2012
8:15 a.m Left on Lincoln Band Performs National Mall—Main stage 14th Street and Madison Drive
8:30 a.m. Pre-Walk Rally Begins National Mall—Main stage 14th Street and Madison Drive
9:00 a.m. 2012 National Walk for Epilepsy Begins
Thanks to generous donors and people who attended the Arena Stage Golden Gala: A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater. It was at the Mead Center for American Theater to celebrate the vibrancy of the performing arts in D.C. to benefit Arena Stage's Community Engagement programs which directly touches the lives of 20,000 youngsters in our area.
At George Washington's Distillery & Grist Mill that's where! This week master distillers from Scotland have been using 18th century techniques to distill a Scotch-like spirit. After three years of aging in American Oak casks according to the Scotch style, a limited edition of one hundred of the bottles -- marking the 100th anniversary of the Scotch Whisky Association--it will be sold for charities around the world. All of this made possible by Mount Vernon Estate, and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
That's what you can say about American Harvest organic vodka made from American winter wheat by American Farmers. And you can also say it aboutThe Hamilton Live DC's newest upscale live music venue.
With young families for a screening of Disney's "Lady & The Tramp" at Carmine's Family Style Italian restaurant in Penn Quarter. All to raise money for Fashion for Paws® Runway Show a high caliber program supporting DC's top animal charity, the Washington Humane Society. A night with cutting edge high fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP's, fashion and animals lovers alike. The Fashion for Paws Runway Show is April 14th 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. • National Building Museum • 401 F Street, NW
Hundreds of the Washington, DC metropolitan area's top restaurateurs, chefs and key restaurant industry players gathered as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the nominees for its annual RAMMY Awards. Celebrating the 30th annual Rammys on Sunday June 24th t the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the gift of Cherry Blossom trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, as a symbol of friendship between the US and Japan, Japanese Pop Idols AKB48 are here for their first-ever trip to DC. The visit includes two performances at the Lincoln Theatre on March 27th, as well as this visit to Strong John Thomson Elementary School in the District (on March 26th), all part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
and among the viewing parties was one at Bourbon Steak DC in the Four Seasons of Georgetown. Many of the guests wore fashions from the 60's and the restaurant put on a culinary show from the 60's. Here is just a touch of what was offered: Harvey Wallbangers Russian Mule Swedish meatballs Shrimp toast Buffalo Wings they were born in 1964 Manhattan Wine Waldorf salad Beef Wellington Butter pound cake Brandy Alexander White Russian. A trip back to the 60's without a "60's Trip"
Fighting breast cancer is what it is all about. One goal Millions of Lives. And to do that the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is coming up on Saturday June 2nd. WTOP is once again a proud sponsor and hope that you will join us. Friday, March 23 - is the last day for you to register and save $10 off your registration fee with the discount code SAVE10 ! Don't wait. You can register as a team captain or team member, invite your friends and family to join your team and get the $10 discount when they register before 11:55 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23!
The largest non political black tie fund raiser of the year is just days away The 2012 Leukemia Ball Toasts 25 Years of Making a Difference this Saturday March 31st with Foreigner & Comedian Sinbad entertaining. Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner, Mercedes-Benz Raffle, Performance and Dancing. Walter E. Washington Convention Center Between 7th and 9th Streets, NW For tickets call 703.399.2900
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!