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.
Tonight (Thurs, 4/26)is Dining Out for Life. More than 120 restaurants throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland will donate 25% -100% of their proceeds from lunch and/or dinner to Food & Friends. The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.
On Wednesday April 25th Washington Harbour played host to the Georgetown Health & Fitness Fair. Ultimate Results Personal Training helped sponsor this special fundraising event for Infinity Wellness Foundation as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
At the 28th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor and arts advocate Kevin Spacey received the Helen Hayes Tribute. You can see and hear his wildly entertaining on You Tube by clicking here . Be AWARE this video does include ADULT language.
It was a magical night in the Historic Warner Theatre for the 28th Annual Helen Hayes Awards because everyone appeared to be very happy with the winners. Click here for a list of the recipients and listen right below for some of the fun.
Tony Award-winning Broadway, television and screen star Brian Stokes Mitchell headlined Washington Performing Arts Society's Annual Gala and Auction, The WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir also performed. The evening raised money for among other things, the WPAS Summer Performing Arts Academy each year offers tuition-free summer performing arts camps: the Capitol Jazz Project Summer Camp, Children of the Gospel Vocal Workshop and Summer Steps, taught by D.C. stepping group Step Afrika!
Thousands of great greater Washingtonians have been spending yesterday and today giving back to the community by taking part in HandsOn Greater DC Cares Servathon 2012. For WTOP it was a painting project at For Love of Children (FLOC) which provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career.
Don't miss out! You have only hours left to register for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™ and get the early bird discount. Register now with the code EARLYBIRD and you'll receive $5 off your registration fee. This registration discount will end at 11:55 p.m. ET on April 20.
Thanks to some very dedicated dentists doing pro bono work for people trying to get back on their feet. Reston Smile Partners is a group of 10 dentists, including general practitioners and specialists, and one dental laboratory providing needed care FREE to clients of Reston Interfaith who are living in transitional housing. They are holding a fund raiser -- Cocktails and Appetizers, Tuesday, May 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, tickets are $100.00 per person.
In this case, YES! The 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke raised really big bucks to fight Child Abuse. Listen here to hear what those inside in the Reagan Building heard.
Shared by my fitness doc Pamela Peeke, MD! This is for parents AND kids as well as those who love them.
Signature Theatre's Third Annual Stephan Sondheim Award Gala honored two time Tony Award winner, Grammy & Emmy Winner Patti LuPone. She sang for her supper!
In early December, 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight at LAX for playing the smart phone game Words With Friends. Much has been written about the incident and while being the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club, Alec Baldwin decided to set the record straight. You can hear it here!
At the hour 100 years later that the Titanic hit an iceberg, sank and took 1,500 souls to the bottom of the sea the Men's Titanic Society toasted the gentlemen who gave their lives so women and children could live. It was at the site of the Titanic Memorial at Washington Channel Park near Fort McNair.
April 16th is DC Emancipation Day. A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the freeing of DC slaves by Abraham Lincoln was held at President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home.
Don't miss out! You have only hours left to register for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™ and get the early bird discount. Register now with the code EARLYBIRD and you'll receive $5 off your registration fee. This registration discount will end at 11:55 p.m. ET on April 13.
Members of the DC media, politicians and philanthropists who have been politely told that they really can sing will do so at the 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke Wednesday, April 18th. Cocktails 6:30, Public Humiliation 7:30. But it is to help end child abuse. Last year, in the DC region alone, 5,000 calls were made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Rebecca Cooper, anchor of ABC7's "Washington Business Report" and Wes Johnson, "voice" of the Washington Capitals will MC. Caps & Wizards owner Ted Leonis is one of the business leaders who promises to sing. The special "ringer" guest will be American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Click here to hear Doug Hill sing his rendition of Englebert Humperdink's "After the Lovin'. "Capitol Careaoke In the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
It was a beautiful, albeit chilly, day at National's Park for the home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. It went into the 10th inning and Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning making it a 3-2 victory for the Nats. Fans shared their thoughts about opening day.
Rockville High was visited by one of the Nifty Fifty X 2 -- more than 100 top scientists and engineers visiting DC-area schools leading up to the the FREE 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival which will take place at the DC Convention Center on April 28-29.
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington is hosting a Huge Sale of Fine Goods Spring Upscale Resale Event - Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps. (4915 Ox Road in Fairfax, Virginia)
After nearly collapsing from disrepair and several unsuccessful attempts to reopen -- a newly Revitalized, Renovated and Rockin' landmark is ready to Roll. The Howard Theatre is opening for business and the first kick off was for a thousand or so VIP's emjoying a celebration and lots of music. We have two reports for you to hear by clicking on the buttons below!