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.
The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a huge event on the National Mall tomorrow, Saturday June 9, beginning at 11:00 AM. You can watch a live web cast, just click here. Hosted by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital they are expecting as many as 200 thousand people. The largest gathering of Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumnae from across the world.
Research - Rehabilitation - Re-Employment.
Those three make up the mission of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF). This week was the 27th Annual BAVF Congressional Awards Reception in the Cannon House Office Building.
Mark Shriver always loved, respected and valued his father Sargent Shriver. But after this remarkable man's battle with Alzheimer's Disease and death wanted to get to know why people called the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on PovertyŚ "A Good Man". The result is the new book A GOOD MAN Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. "An inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy." Henry Holt and Co.
Consider the eight thousand DC area school kids who were treated by the Washington National's to the Tuesday night's 12 inning Nats-Met's game. It was the 4th Annual annual D.C. Public School Night. During pregame ceremonies the Nationals spotlighted students on the field for their academic and athletic achievements.
Sheehy Ford/Nissan Springfield in conjunction with The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates will offer FREE mammograms (for those who don't have accepted health insurance coverage) when the GW Mammovan makes a stop at the dealership. To be eligible, women must be over the age of 40; have not had a mammogram in 12 months; have not been previously treated for breast cancer or have knowledge of existing lumps; and not have breast implants. Thursday, June 28 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments necessary (no later than by June 13) on a first come, first serve basis. To schedule (202) 741-3252 Sheehy Ford/Nissan-Springfield 6727 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA
One way to do that is with Reel Tributes a Silver Spring based company that combines interviews, photographs, and music into broadcast-quality films that are documentaries which will be cherished for generations to come.
Meet Bridget Spence, who at 21 was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer now seven years ago. She was one of the most inspirational speakers at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on June 2nd. Hear some of that by clicking play/download.
and it appears that this past week's attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the "Largest all-trombone orchestra" was SUCCESSFUL at National's Park thanks to FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), which along with Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area.
The paparazzi and fans were out in force in front of Ford's Theater Sunday night?? Why all the excitement?? Give it a listen.
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural was the host for the fourth annual Lights, Camera, Literacy film festival featuring movies written, directed and produced by local students. The films are made by Silver Spring International Middle Schoolers ages 11 through 13. They include silent films, documentaries and short films.
There are hundreds of trombones headed to Nat's Park this Friday afternoon. Inspired by the signature song "76 Trombones" from their current production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Arena Stage is aiming to bring together more than 500 trombone players on Friday, June 1, at the Washington Nationals Park to set the world record for largest all-trombone orchestra. Partnering with FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area.
and has changed the lives of thousands of teen women?? Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (CSGW) is a positive youth development organization with a singular focus--strengthening the ability of teen women to identify, embrace, and achieve their academic, career, and life goals.
What is that One Goal that the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is striving for?? The Race is this Saturday, June 2nd. You can still take part and fight breast cancer by late registration (At the Hyatt Regency - Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 only) or by making a donation.
Spending so much time and treasure raising awareness of breast cancer and funds for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Click here for a video Listen below to learn about Shawn Gardner's motivation.
This coming Saturday (6/2) is the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Among the winners, those who need to know their chances and odds. Among those wonderful people who has given back year after year despite being a two time breast cancer survivor, Susan Sonley. Listen to what she has to say by clicking below.
That would be the race to END breast cancer. This Saturday morning is the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure it is NOT too late to race OR to donate.
75% of all the money raised by the Susan G.Komen Global Race for the Cure stays right here in the greater Washington DC area. Much of it to help under-served people.
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