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 22nd Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) Dec 1-11th. Eleven days of new and award-winning films from at least 6 countries each highlighting the wonderful diversity of Jewish cuture, history and contemporary life. click here for ticket information.
There is a new live National Christmas Tree replacing the older one that was knocked down by Mother Nature last spring. You can watch the lighting anytime by clicking here for the National Park Foundation
While many individual organizations honor their own supporters in the greater Washington, DC area, National Capital Philanthropy Day offers community-wide visibility and public recognition of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to philanthropy. Through their passion, dedication, and leadership, these outstanding leaders are improving the quality of life in the metropolitan region, and are making the world a better place for all.
Life style icon B Smith is now the national spokesperson for The African American Experience Fund. Its mission is to connect all Americans to the considerable contributions of African Americans throughout our country's history that are commemorated and brought to life in our National Parks.
And there is a new intern program for students coming this summer. Click here for details.
The 10th Annual National Capital Philanthropy Day a celebration of giving. It is an annual celebration of the Washington, DC region's individuals, nonprofits, volunteers, businesses, and fundraising professionals whose philanthropic contributions are the foundation of our community.
Jersey Boys is back" More than 130,000 theatergoers cheered when "Jersey Boys" made its sell-out Washington premiere in October 2009. Now the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers "The Four Seasons" is at the National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW until January 7th.
There is a new Ms Wheelchair DC, crowned the other night. The selection process for Ms. Wheelchair DC includes participation in empowerment seminars, the delivery of a platform speech and judged interviews. And Dawn Patrice Jennings will represent the District competing in nationally with other state titleholders in the annual Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant.
and who are the other millions who served during the Vietnam War? Questions which will be answered as part of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Education Center set to open in 2014. And who is one of the people lending his star power to the fund raising?
Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Barney Barnum, USMC(ret)
The 2011 Red Kettle Campaign was kicked off outside the Salvation Army of the of National Capital Area Command with DC Mayor Vincent Gray putting the ceremonial first $1 bill in a Red Kettle. There are now more than 250 kettles in the area to help the Salvation Army bring a Merry Christmas to nearly 14,000 children in need in our area.
of ringing a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell. Salvation Army Officer Major Curt Sayre was able to brave the elements in Bethesda and in his quest to ring a hand bell at least 36 hours. He broke the now previous record held at 34 hours by. We spoke to the Major about half way through his ordeal. another Salvation Army Officer from Spokane, WA.
Give to the Max Day is a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area. The goal is to get thousands of local residents to support their favorite regional charity, raising millions in donations and grants in just 24 hours!
WTOP has teamed with Select Auto Imports to honor the men and women of the U.S. military.
You can help support the Walter Reed Society take away some of the unexpected financial pain they face such as mortgage payments, rent, home insurance, car payments and air fare for family members and lodging expenses.
Select Auto Imports appreciates the military's service, and through Veteran's Day, the company will match all donations made to the Walter Reed Society -- up to $10,000
To donate, click here.
Especially when they are encouraged to act, sing, dance and generally perform on cue. The Musical Theater Center is a performing arts education organizations for young people dedicated to providing school age students the highest quality performing arts education where students cultivate personal discipline as they develop critical thinking abilities. The Musical Theater Center 837 - D Rockville Pike Rockville, 301.251.5766
don't have to be as stressful as you may think. That's the message from Cheryl Najafi CEO & Creative Catalyst of CherylStyle.com. One of the most popular presenters at this weekend's Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center. Nov 5-6.
Going to special Friday night dinners was very painful for some of the patients at Walter Reed National Media Center. That is until Toyota's 100 Cars for Good donated a specially equipped van to the organization behind the dinners the Aleethia Foundation
Now scientists have discovered that regular meditation appears to actually increase the size of the brain. Meditation, especially Transcendental Mediation (TM) has entered the mainstream as people try to find ways to combat stress and improve their quality of life. Hear from a prominent award winning TV anchor and her TM experiences.
The National Walk to End Alzheimer's this Saturday morning
November 5, 2011
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Program begins at 9:30 am
Walk begins at 10:00 am
Although there is no registration fee for this event, they encourage all walkers to make a personal donation and raise money for the cause. National Mall 15th & Constitution Avenue, NW
The Foundation for Women's Cancer (formerly Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) holds it's second National Race to End Women's Cancer on Sunday, November 6th. It is to celebrate the Foundation's 20th anniversary, and raise awareness and crucial research funding to prevent, detect, treat and defeat cancers unique to women. Freedom Plaza 9 am
How about the 6th Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show where you can meet and learn from Giada de Laurentiis as well as Food Network stars such as Paula Deen and Guy Fieri at the Washington Convention Center. Saturday 10 am - 7 pm & Sunday 10 am - 6 pm