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.

Tallahassee’s cavalcade of springtime celebrations continues this coming weekend. The Southern Shakespeare Festival returns with a new twist on the Bard’s works.

Festival Artistic Director Lanny Thomas said last year’s inaugural event was such a blow-out success, there was no way it wouldn’t be back for a second year encore.

“Year one went so well and the feeling was so good that it was like, ‘It has to be; it HAS to be!’ So I really had good predictions about it coming back this year again,” he said.

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People who have great musical talent typically discover that fact fairly early on. Clay Dilmore is a high school English teacher whose musical abilities emerged relatively late in life.  He got the most votes among the local entrants to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Dilmore is WFSU's "fan favorite". He came to our studios this week, and he'll soon take the stage in WFSU-TV's "Local Routes" show.

Last year’s community fair and fundraiser at Leon County’s Deerlake Middle School was wildly successful. That’s the very reason event organizers decided to “go for two” this year.

The Florida Presidential Primary election is over, but voters have more decisions to make in this year’s important electoral cycle.

North Florida Vegfest

Last year’s first-ever North Florida Vegfest attracted much bigger crowds than anyone expected. The event returns this coming Sunday (3/20) and organizers like Sally Sanders said they’re ready for an even larger turnout because more and more people are getting enthused about fresh fruits and vegetables.