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.

A new CBS-TV reality show series has a Tallahassee connection. One of the fugitives in “Hunted” is a member of a well-known local family.

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When it comes to the world’s most advanced scientific laboratories, almost none of them ever open their doors to just anyone who wants to come in. But one of them does every year and it’s located in Tallahassee.

One of the Southeast's most-eagerly awaited antique shows happens this week in Thomasville. The event is not only a chance to buy, but also an opportunity to learn.

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Tallahassee has a new free shuttle service linking Downtown, Midtown, Collegetown and Cascades Park. The “Take the ‘T’” service combines old-fashioned-looking vehicles with the latest social media technology.

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Leon County's Fifth Sustainable Communities Summit happened Saturday at the FSU Turnbull Center.

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Today (Friday, 2/17) was the yearly Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations Conference at the Florida Capitol. It was a chance for nearly three-hundred local middle and high schoolers to wrestle with world problems.

A Tallahassee synagogue was among many around the country on the receiving end of anonymous hate mail and threats in recent months. Now the congregation is thanking the community that responded to those attacks with support and encouragement.

Beginning in December, Tallahassee’s Conservative Shormrei Torah Congregation has received a number of hate letters, some containing vile threats. Congregation Vice President Sandler Dickson said local residents were quick to condemn the anonymous attacks.

The Tallahassee’s Irish Repertory Theatre’s latest production portrays a saga of love that will be familiar to anyone whose relationship began on line and – despite high hopes at the beginning - went downhill from there.

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What for many was a nuisance and eyesore in downtown Tallahassee will soon be cleared for redevelopment.

The original date last month was rained out, but Education Coordinator Brian Wiebler  confirmed the Tall Timbers Research Station’s yearly Fire Festival will be taking place this Sunday, Feb. 19