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.
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.
This past Saturday was the first walk in Waldorf, and WTOP's Man About Town Bob Madigan had the honor of starting the walk. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The next one is this Sunday (9/25) Reston Town Center
Registration begins at 5:00 pm
Walk begins at 6:00 pm
Candelight Rally begins at 7:00 pm
Did you know that a startling number of teachers are regularly purchasing food — spending as much as $25 a month out of their own pockets — for hungry kids in their classroom!?! (SOS) Share Our Strength's annual Dine Out For No Kid Hungry runs September 18th thru the 24th. When you eat at participating restaurants this week, you'll help bring SOS one step closer to ending childhood hunger in America.
Meet former USMC Sergeant Steve Brevitz of Manassas, the latest local military veteran to take in the The Little Caesars Veterans Program to provide honorably discharged veterans with a business opportunity when they transition to civilian life or seek a career change, and thank them for the sacrifices they and their families made for our country. This new his Little Caesars Pizza restaurant is at 9020 Mathis Ave. in Manassas Click for directions.
The Phillips Collection turns the spotlight on its beloved masterpiece, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, with a special installation and French culinary experience in honor of the museum's 90th anniversary. The Phillips partners with Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square to bring Renoir's feast for the eyes to the table. For the month of September, prix fixe Renoir-inspired menus at iCi Urban Bistro
In over 80 of the world's premiere locations, preparations are underway for an historic event. Inspired by the adventures of Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, The Global Party will reach around the world in 24 hours with over 80 exclusive simultaneous parties, bringing together more than 80,000 of the world's elite for the social event of the decade to support a collection of acclaimed charities. Lima Lounge 1401 K Street is the exclusive host of The Global Party in DC on Friday night
9/11: 10 Years Later—An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection tonight, Thursday, September 8 at 7:30pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Artists will include Denyce Graves, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Leo, Wynton Marsalis, The Voices of Inspiration, under the Direction of Nolan Williams, Jr. and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri. Commemorative remarks and readings will be offered by Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Leon Wieseltier, and other guest speakers. The event will be livestreamed via Facebook at 7:30 p.m. tonight, September 8th. Viewers may tune in at Facebook.com/KennedyCenter or Facebook.com/TheNewRepublic by clicking on the "9/11 Livestream" tab. Alternatively you can watch at www.livestream.com/kennedycenter.