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.
WTOP has donated to the Heart of America Foundation in order to provide new books to five classrooms at H.D. Cooke Elementary School in DC. WTOP News Anchors, reporters, writers, editors, traffic anchors, sales account executives, and managers also read to the students at H.D. Cooke on October 6 and presenting a Heroes of the Heart Award to one of the students .
at 4-A-Cure Fest a day of fun, music, food and wine designed to raise money to fight childhood cancer. This Saturday (10/8) from 11 am - 5 pm. Tickets in advance on line $10 General Admission (Purchase at Event) $20.00. Children Ages 5 - 13 $10. Children under 5 get free admission Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.
The new Riot Act Comedy Theater has designated every first Wednesday of the month as Gaylarious"This edition will feature your Gaylarious hosts and creators Zach Toczynski and Chris Doucette along with Leah Bonnema and Yamaneika! Tickets $15. 801 E Street N.W. 202 697-4900
For its 1 year anniversary in DC Carmine's family style Italian restaurant in Penn Quarter will honor The Trust for the National Mall with an Italian celebration to kick-off the L'Enfant Society's fall season, Tuesday October 4 from 6:30 to 9 PM. The event will celebrate the start of the L'Enfant Society's fall fundraising campaign and the one-year anniversary of "NYC's Legendary Family Style Italian Restaurant" in Washington's Penn Quarter neighborhood. The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall.
Cameron Mackintosh presents a new 25th anniversary production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, featuring glorious new staging and spectacular re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. It's all on the same Kennedy Center stage that launched its North American success 25 years ago now thru Oct. 30th
Coast Guard veterans Beau, Jeff and Lloyd Bridges, Navy veteran and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, World War II & Korean War Marine combat aviator and former Yankees player Jerry Coleman, and World War II Navy veteran and MLB Hall of Famer Bob Feller, were honored for their service to country and community at the United States Navy Memorial's 2011 Lone Sailor Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum.
Life Pieces to Masterpieces for 15 years has provided African American males, living in low-income and public housing with opportunities to discover their ability to change challenges into possibilities. They are holding their first gala Thursday, October 6th at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area.
The Tony Award-winning musical drama "Parade" is based on the true story of Leo Frank's trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. at Ford's Theatre thru October 30.
The NSO's internationally renowned conductor and music director of the Kennedy Center, Christoph Eschenbach, is extending his contract for two years, through the 2014-15 season.
and a very big gift to the NSO from chairman David M. Rubenstein and his wife Alice Rogoff Rubenstein.
Nancy Brinker made a promise to her dying sister Susan G. Komen to fight to end breast cancer forever. The New York Times Best Seller "Promise Me" about the resulting Global Movement is now out in paper back.
Bob Madigan joined 46 women Thursday to do two things: shave their heads and honor children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Meet an US Army veteran of Irag who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for five years before finding relief. The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness
A recent pilot study published in the June 2011 issue of Military Medicine, found PTSD symptoms were reduced by 50% after 8 weeks of TM practice. TM involves a simple, non-religious, psychophysiological practice, demonstrated in over 600 research studies to reduce a wide variety of stress-related problems. The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness is bringing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to 10,000 veterans with PTS and their families
"Your child has cancer." Each weekday in the United States, 46 mothers hear those words. The 46 Mommas who will have their heads shaved tomorrow (9/21), represent those families. Join us for 46 Mommas Shave For The Brave 2011 at Union Station Starting at 5 pm. WTOP's Man About Town Bob Madigan will be one of the shavers.
A new exhibition of Civil War-related documents and artifacts will be on display in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's Exhibition Hall until March. Now is a good time to visit as there are not as many schools from out of town or vacationers.