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.

The Capital City has been experiencing a rash of attempted abductions.  Those cases have prompted warnings and increased patrols from the Tallahassee Police Department.

A first-ever kind of partnership creates a brand new space for Tallahassee Community College’s growing class of honor students.  That space officially opened yesterday.

The lobby of the TCC Fine and Performing Arts Center was packed with college officials and supporters.  School Vice President for Resource Development and Foundation Director Heather Mitchell kicked off the occasion.

A retiree advocate group held a birthday party for Social Security and Medicare in Tallahassee today (Friday, 8/14/15).  The occasion at the Westminster Oaks Retirement Community attracted plenty of partiers.

The party at the Westminster Oaks Maguire Center kicked off with some presentations.  David Jacobson with the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans said Social Security, now marking its 80th birthday, has fulfilled its promise for millions of retirees.

Texas Department of Transporation

One of the world's largest bridge projects has a Tallahassee connection.  The locally-headquartered Figg Engineering firm will design the new Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.

Company CEO Linda Figg said this the project is a major get for the  company.

Elder Care Services

Those who recognize the name Elder Care Services probably connect it mostly to the Meals-on-Wheels program.  But the organization also offers a place for otherwise home-bound seniors to spend time in an active, social setting.