WTOP's Bob Madigan
Bob Madigan has been with WTOP Radio for 20 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.
can be found outside Ben's Chili Bowl! The widow and co-founder Virginia Ali gave us a sneak peek.
We checked out an event at a golf club for the cause of Cause USA, helping America's wounded military
It affects millions and has a direct impact on tens of millions of caregivers and loved ones. There are a number of well known people suffering from the disease, such as Glen Campbell. The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter! is working hard to help all affected. This month there are several Walks to End Alzheimer's such as 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's & Candlelight Rally in Northern Virginia in Reston September 30 6:00 p.m.
It is hard to imagine being told that your child has a disease that is as awful as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, that's what happened to Dana and Joel Wood of Alexandria, Virginia. Their son James Wood was diagnosed in May 2000 with the disease that is as they say "incurable," and largely known as "untreatable." That's why they created the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, a 501c(3) organization"with the goal of finding treatments and an ultimate cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world's leading lethal childhood genetic disease."
FedEx employees spent September 12th giving back by preparing, packing and delivering healthy fresh meals to people with life challenging illnesses by volunteering at Food & Friends and giving the organization a substantial dollar donation.
The official announcement that NSO In Your Neighborhood 2013 will Focus on U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle was made at Ben's Chili Bowl. These free community engagement activities will run between January 8 and 14. The NSO's performances during this period will be free of charge, thanks to a gift from Irene Pollin.
especially on anniversaries such as September 11th.
Now in its ninth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is back with 140 short films from around the world. DC Shorts continues to be the largest shorts film festival on the East coast. The films run the gamut in genre, style and subject, but are unified by their abbreviated run times of 1 - 20 minutes.
Among them "Liberty Road" written and directed by WTOP film critic Jason Fraley. There are two more screenings of his film:
Sunday 9/9 at E Street Cinema 4PM
Thursday 9/13 at E Street Cinema 5PM Running thru Sept. 16th the festival will be spread among three different venues in Washington, DC with screenings at the U.S. Navy Memorial, E Street Cinema in Northwest D.C., Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast D.C., and the brand new Angelika Film Center and Café Mosaic in Fairfax, Va.
It's a spectacular multi-media face it's Wolf Trap's series:Face of America, Spirit of South Florida this Saturday night (9/8) at 8 pm on the Filene Stage including HD video on an enormous backdrop featuring dancing and scenery captured on-site in the parks, as well as live dance from renowned choreographer David Parsons and set to the music of Andrew Bird and Tiempo Libre.
King Henry VIII is known for, among other things, his many wives. Now is your chance to see him with his first wife. The year is 1514 in Revel Grove as the King and Queen, Katherine of Aragon, make their royal court visit the village as part of their annual summer progress. The Maryland Renaissance Festival and all its fun and pageantry runs weekends through Oct 21st. As they say, "Enter the gates of Revel Grove and leave the hectic pace of the twenty-first century behind." 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
But sometimes it gets in the way of a good time, though the spirit can survive by moving inside. Which is what happened to the annual National Symphony Orchestra's annual Labor Day Capitol Concert normally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
When rain forced the NSO to move the annual outdoor Labor Day Concert at the US Capitol inside at the Kennedy Center a couple thousand people -- many under 30 -- joined them.
A Bake Bethesda a Pie Contest at the Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday Sept. 2nd designed to help people who need food.
Many of the News-Guys at this year's NewsBabe's Bash for breast cancer were wearing custom made pink shirts. Thanks to new technology from Alton Lane.
This Labor Day weekend offers lots of fun but how about something Free and family oriented?? The National Symphony Orchestra, led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, presents its annual, free Labor Day Weekend Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday. This year the program will include music that highlights the American landscape, from Stephen Flaherty's American River Suite to the little town of Mudville in Casey at the Bat, narrated by Michael John Casey. Concluding the concert will be a number of selections from the Great American Songbook performed by composer, pianist, and singer Tony DeSare. Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 8 p.m., Free event, no tickets required. Gates open at 3 p.m., Open Rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. (No open rehearsal if concert is moved) In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Eisenhower Theater, and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m., one half-hour before the performance. Please call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8114 after 1 p.m. on Sunday to find out if the performance has been moved.
Last year's 5.8 earthquake centered in rural Virginia did considerable damage to the National Cathedral. It is going to take $20 million and five years to fix it. This Thursday, August 23, 2012, is the Restore the Glory! anniversary campaign. It is one day to rally all those who love the Cathedral with a $100,000 goal. This opportunity to contribute to this $100,000 effort ends at midnight on August 23rd. Click here to see the video "Earthquake First Anniversary at National Cathedral"
The Protein Bar?? The first of the Chicago born chain outside of the Windy City is opening in Penn Quarter (Tomorrow 8/22) and offering healthy fast food such as The MONUMENTAL PERK
Chocolate protein, espresso protein, choice of milk, house-made cocoa malt
287 Calories 34g Protein 4g Fat 31g Carbs 1g Fiber
Or the THE RED LINE Vanilla protein, choice of milk, strawberries, banana 264 Calories 26g Protein 1g Fat 41g Carbs 3g Fiber
THE BLUE LINE Vanilla protein, choice of milk, blueberries, banana 243 Calories 26g Protein 1g Fat 34g Carbs 4g Fiber
Protein Bar-ritos and a lot more. Click here to see the menu.
DC has had it's honesty tested by Honest Tea. The bottled organic tea company based in Bethesda conducted a survey in 30 cities to test how honest people really are when presented with a choice of pay or don't pay!Find out where DC ranked and break it down by clicking here.
Cirque du Soleil is defying gravity once again on The Plateau at National Harbor with Totem "A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind." It is somewhat a departure from what Cirque du Soleil normally does retains its breath taking high flying acrobatics. Totem runs thru October 7th.
It can when Josh Norris is behind it. "THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic" is a limited run show for the young man who is from this area and has made a name for himself in magic circles. He also has twice been voted the best entertainer in DC by readers of the Washington City Paper. Josh Norris has honed his skills in over 2,000 live performances, employ a captivating combination of mentalism, psychology, hypnosis, and the powers of suggestion to illustrate the untapped powers of the mind. Friday nights throughout the month of August at the trendy Helix Lounge in Logan Circle.