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.
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What they have in common is the affect on Arena Stages Audiences. Listen to tne explanation below.
This week the Winner of 5 Tony Awards Including Best Play "War Horse" opens at the Kennedy Center. This emotionally gripping tale of "courage, loyalty and friendship" is set in England, 1914. The horse Joey is effectively drafted into World War I. Listen below to how we met Joey.
but it had nothing to with the debate itself, it was the taping of the "Mark Twain Prize for American Humor." honoring Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer with the nation's highest humor prize. The show will be broadcast Tuesday at 8 pm on PBS stations. Hear some of the fun listening to the two clips below.
How about the Cardiac Care Services at Washington Adventist Hospital which celebrated "50 years of of excellence in heart care at the 'Heart of Gold Gala'" at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Listen below to two reports on the event.
The Maryland Reconnaissance Festival wraps up the year 1514 on October 21, 2012. Listen below to two audio clips of some of the fun we have had this year.
The Westfield Marching Band, Chantilly, Va., has been chosen to march in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasedena, CA.
Hear what the band director and the students think of it all in the two cuts bellow.
And it's not just because it's name is BIG. Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) opens its Professional 61st Season with the world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audiences production of Big, The Musical based on the hit movie ‘Big,' Tickets are $19 each. It runs thru Oct 28th at Adventure Theatre MTC, 300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 301.634.2270
Lots of Italian-Americans coming to the Nation's Capital for the 37th anniversary of the National Italian American Foundation. Listen below for some of the fun in store.
Sunday was the first of this year's Light the Night walks for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Capital Area Chapter. It was in Rockville and our two reports are below.
Everyone knows that Beau is First Dog now but what about the future?? A fun children's book takes off with the idea of three dogs, realizing it is an election year want to run for "Top Dog". Written by Linda Kay Begley click here to learn more.
After having the opportunity to watch the first presidential debate at the Newseum hosted by PBS we got some interesting reactions in two reports you can hear by clicking below. The event's initial purpose was to promote Frontline's "The Choice 2012". It is a two-hour long documentary that "journeys into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency." It airs Tuesday, October 09 — 09:00pm on WETA and Maryland Public Television.
Nats Strike Outs have been very very good to Children's Inn at NIH a residential "place like home" for seriously ill children and their families! The Washington Area Toyota Dealers Ks for Kids program which pledged $37 to The Inn for every National's strikeout this season. Listen below to find out how well that work out!!
There was some very special tennis played at Georgetown Prep Tennis Club the other night. It was to raise money for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. It was called "Raising a Racquet for the Troops" The Yellow Ribbon fund assists injured service members and their families as they recuperate at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
Well, that WAS the idea behind W Curtis Draper's "13th Annual Little Puff" an intimate gathering of cigar lovers (limited to 300 people). Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction benefit three local academic scholarships (The Erik Kristensen Memorial Scholarship in honor of a Navy SEAL killed in action; The Pat Krimm Scholarship & The Anne Berman Memorial Scholarship). As well as money for Breast Cancer programs at Sibly Hospital.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To give it a good start Susan G. Komen for the Cure held it's 3rd annual "Honoring The Promise Gala" in the Eisenhower Theatre of the Kennedy Center. Money raised will continue to support efforts in cutting-edge medical research and community health, including a major project in Southeast D.C. in Wards 7 and 8, communities with the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the nation.
And that's why more than 1,200 people braved the spitting rain to Walk to End Alzheimer's & Candlelight Rally in Northern Virginia. It is not too late to be part of the effort. The national 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's is on The National Mall Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM