Tom Flanigan

Program Director for News

Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

Tom Flanigan

Every spring break, hundreds of students from FSU, FAMU and TCC take part in a charitable exercise called "The Big Event". This year's Big Event happened at Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

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Could this part of the country become a top national source for bio-fuel? This Wednesday (3/29) there will be a major meeting in Gadsden County to discuss that possibility.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's South City area was the scene of a big Community Resource Expo on Saturday (3/25). Organizers said the "Tallahassee Cares" event gives area residents a showcase of the many local services intended to help their neighborhoods.

Tallahassee Magazine

The man credited with almost single-handedly inventing American opera is bringing his latest work back to where it all began. This week, Carlisle Floyd’s “Prince of Players” begins a 4-performance run at Florida State University’s Opperman Music Hall.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County officials were checking out some of the area’s affordable housing options on Tuesday, March 21. They say it’s part of an ongoing effort to assess how many homes are available for those at the lower levels of the income scale.

Premier Health and Fitness

Good nutrition is an important contributor to heart health. That connection was front and center at Saturday's "Heart To Heart" wellness fair at Tallahassee's Premier Health and Fitness Center.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s troubled Northwood Centre may have a new lease on life. The property’s court-appointed receiver thinks there’s hope for renewal.

Tom Flanigan

The future of the site is still unknown, but the former Shelter site in downtown Tallahassee is rapidly turning into a vacant lot. Now the fate of the location will depend on the findings of a study being prepared for the Community Redevelopment Agency.

stpetersblog.com

A successful effort to collect professional clothing for needy job-seekers is back in Tallahassee this year. The latest “Suits for Session” campaign has teamed up with Uber to make donating even more convenient.

Tom Flanigan

There was more green than usual in downtown Tallahassee on Saturday (3/11). That color was worn by hundreds of people who packed Kleman Plaza for the city's Irish Festival.

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