WTOP's Bob Madigan

Tue Nov 13th, 2012

Silver Spring sparkles by re-imagining the holidays

The Fountain Plaza in downtown Silver Spring has an environmentally-friendly holiday art installation called "Holiday Destination." by internationally renowned artist (and Washington, D.C. native) Julia Vogl. A 30 foot high structure brings moving colorful light into the plaza by day and night. It is a visual representation of where the local community intends to spend their holidays.

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Tue Nov 13th, 2012

Making joyful noise

When the runners and walkers gathered for the National Race to End Women's Cancers they were cheered on by the Chantilly High School Cheerleaders. And they gave a big boost at the finish line, too. Check out the two clips below.

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Mon Nov 05th, 2012

Are you suffering from election fatigue?

Our very UN-scientific poll found the answer most often articulated was YES!!! Listen to the two clips below for some why's.

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Mon Nov 05th, 2012

SuperStorm Sandy brought out the best

There are a lot of a very giving people in the greater DC area and one example was the day Sandy stuck and some put their own safety aside to help get food to people who really needed it. Those with life threatening illnesses serviced by Food & Friends. Listen to the two clips below.

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Mon Nov 05th, 2012

What was cookin behind the scenes

It takes a lot to put on the two day Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show this past weekend. Listen to these two clips for a peak behind the curtain.

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Cooking up some weekend yummy for the tummy fun!

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is a two-day food-lover's event featuring hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings and appearances by Food Network. Thru Sun (11/4) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place DC. Listen to the clips below of two local entrepreneurs exhibiting at the show.

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

PC?? Not here!

In deed political correctness was thrown out for a throw down affair Fight for Children's 23 annual Fight Night Check out these two clips.

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Wraping up the time warp again...

The latest version of the Rocky Horror Show is from the Washington Savoyards.. The final performance is this Sunday (11/4) at 5pm at the at the Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St NE, 202-399-7993

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Halloween can be fun for everyone!

Especially trying to guess the costumes!

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Trick or Treaters

But who tricks? Is it the treater?? Hmmm...!

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Drawing trick or treaters

Listen to some who got out early in Silver Spring but forgot something!?!

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Will there be trick or treating after Sandy?

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Sat Nov 03rd, 2012

Sandy! Janis! My Fair Lady?

What they have in common is the affect on Arena Stages Audiences. Listen to tne explanation below.

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Thu Oct 25th, 2012

Horsing around for real -- sorta

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.

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Tue Oct 23rd, 2012

Loud laughter during the last debate

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.

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Mon Oct 22nd, 2012

Who has a heart of gold?

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.

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Mon Oct 22nd, 2012

History fades into the sunset

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.

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Mon Oct 15th, 2012

Rose Bowl Bound Band

The Westfield Marching Band, Chantilly, Va., has been chosen to march in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasedena, CA.

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Hear what the band director and the students think of it all in the two cuts bellow.

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Wed Oct 10th, 2012

It's BIG

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

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Mon Oct 08th, 2012

Coming soon to DC

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.

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