Patrick Madden

WAMU reporter

Patrick Madden appears in the following:

Coast Guard Searching For At Least 12 People After Ship Capsized Off Louisiana Coast

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Off the Louisiana coast, the Coast Guard is searching for at least 12 people missing after a ship capsized in bad weather Tuesday afternoon. Six people were initially rescued.


New Orleans Officials Point To Increasing Spread Of COVID-19 Cases

Friday, March 27, 2020

Officials fear that the growing number of COVID-19 cases could exceed the city's hospital capacity. As of noon Thursday, New Orleans had seen 11.8 deaths per 100,000 residents.


In Louisiana, Casinos Bet On Political Donations Not Banned By Campaign Finance Law

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The amount of money being spent on state and local races across the country is increasing. Many of them are attracting donations from national interest groups and it's often hard to trace that money.


The Robots Are Here: At George Mason University, They Deliver Food To Students

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Several dozen autonomous robots roam the Virginia campus providing options such pizza and coffee. "We were amazed by the volume of orders," Starship Technologies executive Ryan Tuohy says.


College Campus Tries Out Robot Delivery

Sunday, April 07, 2019

At George Mason University in Northern Virginia, a fleet of autonomous robots roam the sidewalks delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee to students.


'Watch What We're Doing': Could Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Challenge Trump In 2020?

Saturday, February 09, 2019

The well-liked Republican leading a deep-blue state is an outspoken critic of President Trump and has denounced the "debilitating politics of Washington."


'Whatever It Takes': Government Workers Apply For Unemployment As Shutdown Drags On

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Workers are now missing paychecks for the first time since the partial government shutdown began. That's causing many of them to do what once seemed unthinkable — apply for unemployment.


D.C.'s Aggressive Confiscation Of Illegal Guns Leaves Residents Feeling Targeted

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The police department in Washington, D.C., has seized thousands of illegal weapons, but an investigation finds that 4 out of 10 cases of illegal gun possession are dismissed in court.


News Brief: Maryland Newsroom Attacked, Abortion Rights Battle, EU Migrant Summit

Friday, June 29, 2018

We have the latest details about the attack on the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland that killed five people. Also, the retirement of Justice Kennedy sets the stage for an abortion rights battle.


Capital Gazette Shooting Update

Friday, June 29, 2018

We have the latest on the attack on a Maryland newsroom that left five employees dead.


Suspect In Maryland Newsroom Shooting In Police Custody

Thursday, June 28, 2018

For the latest developments in the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with WAMU member station reporter Patrick Madden.


Howard University Students Continue Protests

Friday, April 06, 2018

The president of Howard University in Washington, D.C. faces the results of a no-confidence vote from Howard's faculty. Students there have been protesting for more than a week.


What's Next For Gun-Control Activists After 'March For Our Lives'?

Sunday, March 25, 2018

After a day of rallies in Washington, D.C., and around the country, student leaders of the "March for Our Lives" movement are hoping to turn this energy and passion into political action.


Gunman Dead After 2 Students Injured In Maryland High School Shooting

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Police say a student with a hand gun shot two classmates Tuesday morning at a Maryland high school. Officers say the shooter was fatally injured in a shootout with a school resource officer.


Police Investigate University Of Maryland Killing As Possible Hate Crime

Monday, May 22, 2017

A white University of Maryland student could be charged with a hate crime in the death of a black student who was there visiting friends. Richard Collins was stabbed while waiting for a ride.


A Trip Back In Time: It wouldn't Be Inauguration Day Without Protesters

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Demonstrators who are arriving in Washington to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump will be following a time-honored tradition that includes suffragists and opponents of the Vietnam war.


Nation's Capital Preps For Both Presidential Supporters And Protesters

Friday, January 13, 2017

Washington is bracing for the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected for Donald Trump's inauguration. But unlike previous inaugurations, tens of thousands of those are likely to be protesters.


Spending On Democratic Congressional Primary In Maryland Breaks Records

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., wealthy businessman David Trone has injected more than $12 million of his own money to try to win the Democratic primary in Maryland's 8th Congressional District.


Unlikely Advocates Push To Give 16-Year-Olds A Vote — And A Voice

Monday, January 18, 2016

Washington, D.C., residents pushing to enfranchise teens think their opinions matter and the move would boost voter participation. But some worry 16-year-olds aren't ready to cast ballots.


D.C. PAC Shutters, Highlighting Fine Ethical Line For Groups Across The Country

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.