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 historic reconstruction of George Washington's Distillery spawned more than just the 1st President's Rye Whiskey, there is also a new book. "Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry" has been written by Dennis J. Pogue,PhD, Vice President for Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens. Where there is free admission on Monday Presidents' Day.
And it is the subject of a new exhibit at President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers Home where the Emancipation Proclamation took form 150 years ago. The exhibit titled: "Can You Walk Away? Modern Slavery Human Trafficking in the United States" was created in concert with Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. 1.888.3737.888
It can happen!! At this year's BLUES FEST: A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT JOHNSON as The Levine School of Music celebrates a uniquely American art form: The Blues. February 24-26 at various locations. Tickets range from free at some events to a top of $25 at others including GRAMMY award winning blues legend, John Hammond.
Sponsored by the Harry and Lea Gudelsky Foundation in memory of Paul Gudelsky.
The David Lynch Foundation held a symposium for mental health professionals on the real possibility of there being an actual addiction to food. Among the speakers "my fitness doc" Pamela Peeke, MD on how Transcendental Meditation may be one way to break that cycle of addiction. 301.770.5690
The much-anticipated Girl Scout Cookies arrive Friday, February 17, at RFK Stadium. Girl Scout volunteers from the District of Columbia drive-through and pick-up their troop's cookie order. This is just one of 60 deliveries scheduled for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. It is expected that over 4 million boxes will be distributed. You can still purchase Girl Scout Cookies at a booth sale from February 24 - March 25 outside local supermarkets and businesses. ATo locate a Girl Scout Cookie booth by zip code go online here; or download the free mobile app for your iPhone or Android device by calling **GSCookies (**472665437) from your mobile phone.
It really shouldn't be a surprise because most DC Government employees do NOT live up to the terrible stereotype often bandied about. Mayro Gray honored them for doubling the funds generated from this year's DC One Fund workplace giving campaign which is administered by United Way of the National Capital Area and the United Black Fund. In all raising more than $1 million for area nonprofits. And find out who gave the most with the second audio cut.
Join WTOP, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare for the FREE 3rd Annual Love Your Heart Expo featuring heart health screenings, heart healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations and heart healthy talks from medical professionals! This Saturday, February 11, 2012. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Westfield Montgomery Mall Click and listen to the story of one very lucky man!
Here is a romantic idea for anytime of year but especially for Valentine's. At trip to The National Gallery of Art's 19th-Century French Galleries recently reopened to the public after two years of repair, restoration, and renovation. The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A brand new was to see how the 16th president of the United States spent his last few hours and how we have spent ever since learning more about him. In the new Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership, visitors will explore the lasting effect Abraham Lincoln's presidency—and its untimely end—have had on our country.
Arlington mother and author Amy Brecount White speaks the Language of Flowers and will be giving a talk at the US Botanic Garden on Valentine's Day, February 14th, at 1 pm. It's free, and open to the public. You may register by phone: 202.225.1116. United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave., SW If you want to make a Tussie Mussie click here for a You Tube video of Amy Brecount White showing her magic at a signing for her novel for young adults "Forget Her-Nots" HarperCollins Green Willow Books.
Join WTOP, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare for the FREE 3rd Annual Love Your Heart Expo featuring heart health screenings, heart healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations and heart healthy talks from medical professionals! This Saturday, February 11, 2012. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Westfield Montgomery Mall
That's what Fashion 4 Paws is all about, saving those animals who could become our best friends by supporting DC's top animal charity the Washington Humane Society. Not to mention it also infuses the nation's capital with cutting-edge high fashion and luxury lifestyle brand events. Fashion 4 Paws is April 14th 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. • National Building Museum • 401 F Street, NW
This is your chance to meet a woman who is happy only when she is making others happy or at least making their lives a bit better. Hecda Cuadros one of the Washingtonians of the Year 2011 honored by Washingtonian Magazine.
No matter how you tell it, when P. Nokio lies his noses grows. The World Premiere of "P dot Nokio A Hip Hop Musical" is now on stage at Imagination Stage. It re-imagines the classic Pinocchio story in the enchanted land of Hip-Hopia. Written by Psalmayene 24, Music by Nick Hernandez, Directed by Psalmayene 24. P.Nokio runs thru March 11. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda 301.280.1660
It is distressing but over the past few seasons, whenever the Nats played their National League East rival in D.C., almost no one but Phillies fans flocked to the stadium. Which is why the Nationals are doing something special right now called "Take Back the Park" giving people who live in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area (and season ticket holders) first shot at tickets for the first home stand against the Phillies May 4-6th. This special ticket offering is happening NOW, before they go on sale to the general public, where either Phillies fans or anyone else can get them.
The red carpet was out and a klieg danced its beam in the air in from of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History for one of the most legendary stars in Hollywood: Clint Eastwood. As part of a special ceremony, Eastwood was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for his lifetime of film contributions to American culture. He also presided over the ribbon-cutting for the new state-of-the-art Warner Bros. Theater, opened to the public after years of renovation.
and it belongs in a bowl of its own!
They are always happy to see us when we come home, our pets. The 11th Sugar and Champagne Affair to benefit the Washington Humane Society was held in the Reagan Building and the four legged friends were invited. It honors our local crusaders against animal cruelty: Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Control Officers, and Humane Educators.
Well, this may the be perfect plan, Saturday night Tilted Torch, DC's premier variety show, returns to the Red Palace Saturday night with a sinfully sweet production, "Sweet Things." A neo burlesque show. Doors @ 9pm, Show @ 10pm You must be 21+ $10/advance $15/day of show. Red Palace, 1212 H St. NE, 202.399.3201
Celebrate Black History Month with DC's own Step Afrika!, the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping.
Step Afrika! will perform at the Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW.
Presented in Partnership by: Shakespeare Theatre Company and Washington Performing Arts Society these shows also feature Ryan Johnson of STOMP and the WPAS Children of the Gospel.
Friday, February 3, 2012 at 8PM
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2PM
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8PM
Tickets starting at $20 and are available only at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Box Office or call (202) 547-1122.