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.
The bathroom scales don't tell the whole story while or after you have try to lose weight. Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD has created a better measure that she calls the Clothes-ometer.
Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD explains how her Clothes-ometer works!
Sam Garner was only 12 when he planted the SEED for Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation . The message is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people (especially those from inner city and less fortunate neighborhoods), to promote the value of reading, and to encourage families and adults to read regularly with children. He recently worked with INOVA and the WNBA Washington Mystics to bring hundreds of books to SouthEast DC and The SEED School of Washington, D.C.
The SEED School of Washington, D.C. welcomed Washington Mystics WNBA players to host "Book-it to a Healthy Future": Book giveaway, discussion, and games & prizes to celebrate the importance of healthy living and education. The event was made possible because of Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation, The Global Good Fund, Inova, and the Washington Mystics.
Every 13 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer. Saving lives is the ONE GOAL of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Join us on the National Mall Saturday morning June 2nd .
By supporting people who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Here's a video of Komen grantees in the Washington D.C. area. You can see the true community impact of your dollars from the Komen Global Race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall
Listen to this for two heart wrenching and warming stories of people WTOP's Man About Town met at the DC-101 Chili Cook Off for the National Kidney Foundation.
Thousands of feet walked out of National's Park in the oldest of all fundraising walks in the US, the March for Babies benefiting the March of Dimes. This was the 7th and final walk for this in year in the National Capital Area. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
101st Robert J. Collier Trophy Presentation "Celebrating Aerospace's Contributions to America and the World" was done in real style!! With the winner -- the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- standing proudly on display outside Signature Flight Support's Historic Hangar 7 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
There are thousands and thousands of people who benefit and lives that you save from the ravages of breast cancer right here in our area when you take part in the Susan G. Komen Global race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall.
The Prince William County Arts Council's Art's Alive!!" was a huge success with all kinds of arts on display and for sale as well as the 2012 Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award Recipients.
Yes, there is more than the one on the Mall. That is when you count the Washington Monument Awards Luncheon from the Alzheimer's Association National Capitol Area Chapter.
The Kennedy Center's week-long "Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America" festival thru May 12. It means street arts of all kinds -- all about town -- including large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more are invading DC neighborhoods with pop-up performances and events this week and they are all FREE!! You can watch the act that kicked it all off Mucca Pazza by clicking here.
Young professionals can do it, too. And they helped raise $600,000 for the Trust for the National Mall at the 4th Annual Ball on the Mall.
but for fun and fund raising. It was the Inaugural Children's Ball for Imagination Stage in Bethesda. A big formal party for the little ones and a chance to see "Rapunzel" now extended thru May 26
for and at the Kennedy Center, the Spring Gala is all about raising big bucks for the center's education programs. And it was done in style.
The 2012 Hearts Delight Wine Tasting and Auction is now in the books and probably lots of diaries (wine and otherwise) but it was all for the American Heart Association. Listen right below this to hear what you should know about wine!
and even translate into party plans as we learned from Susan Lacz, the owner and CEO of Ridgewells catering.
someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Bob Madigan, WTOP's Man About Town, will host the Washington Monuments Luncheon on Tuesday, May 8 at the Grand Hyatt. Please make plans to attend as they pay tribute to the Honorable Don Bandler and Mrs. Jane Bandler; Donald Larrabee; Mark Shriver; Dr. Scott Turner; Sunrise Senior Living; and TerpSys.
A new and startling fact: one in seven individuals with Alzheimer's lives alone. Half have no identifiable caregiver, which exposes them to higher risks, including inadequate self-care, malnutrition, untreated medical conditions, falls, wandering, and accidental deaths.
There are times that political differences have consequences outside of politics. Such is the case of the "Susan G Komen Global Race for the Cure" and the good that it does in saving lives from breast cancer, even YOUNG lives! Click here to see how that has come true for stage four breast cancer patient Bridget Spence who learned when she was 24, not only was she stage four but it was spreading rapidly. The Komen Global Race for the Cure is Saturday June 2nd. Click here to register right now.