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.

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The new Care Point Health and Wellness Center run by Big Bend Cares received a formal ribbon cutting on Thursday, 10/26. The facility is set to serve everyone, including the uninsured.

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The yearly “Trash Dash” in support of Sustainable Tallahassee happens this Saturday (10/28) on one of the Southeast’s best cross-country courses. Advance registration for the event is already well ahead of previous years.

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The League of Women Voters of Tallahassee got an update on two local solar power programs during the group’s Wednesday (10/25) luncheon meeting. One initiative involves neighborhood solar power co-ops.

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Part of the focus of this weekend's "Walk and Wag" fundraiser for the Leon County Humane Society was the fate of 4 special rescue dogs.

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At a time when racial tensions seem to be on the rise, Tallahassee was the scene of a weekend event to promote healing and unity among the city's African-American residents.

Trading Trash for Cash

Oct 23, 2017
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The City of Tallahassee was trading trash for a $5 credit on customers' utility bills on Saturday (10/. The twice-yearly "Cash for Trash" brings in throwaways by the ton.

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Tallahassee’s Kearney Center is the only emergency homeless shelter between Gainesville and Pensacola. But its mission has gone well beyond simply providing hot food and a place to stay for those who have nowhere else to go.

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The Capital City’s 6th Annual Remembrance Dinner is Thursday, Oct. 26. The event supports the state-required Holocaust education in public schools.

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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor has revealed his plan for combating violent crime in his district.  He's demanding Florida’s Governor and Tallahassee’s Mayor take steps to solve the problem.

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Sharing Tree Executive Director Carly Sinnadurai was welcoming visitors to her agency's new home Sunday (10/15) evening.

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Clay has been the medium for practical articles and artistic expression for thousands of years. A Tallahassee artist was celebrating National Clay Week at her home studio throughout the weekend.

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Illegal dumping has long been a problem in Leon County's remote forest areas. On Saturday (10/14) County government hosted an event to encourage legal disposal of solid waste.

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Tallahassee was the scene of a major movie premiere Thursday (10/12) night. It happened because one of the film's actors is a rather famous Capital City resident.

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A Leon County judge is continuing his campaign to restore the driver licenses of people whose driving privileges have been suspended or revoked.  Some 250 people were signed up for Friday's (10/13) license restoration event at the Courthouse Annex on Thomasville Road.

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The Capital City’s “seasoned citizens” were checking out the many community resources available to them on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Active Living Expo. The event at the city’s Senior Center featured about 80 exhibitors.

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Publix Supermarkets has awarded a major grant to Second Harvest of the Big Bend. It will mean thousands of meals to school children and families throughout an 11-county area of North Florida.

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There are vast racial disparities when it comes to juvenile justice outcomes in North Florida. Now a Tallahassee judge is spearheading a sweeping effort to reverse that trend.

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What’s in a name? Leon County no longer has a “jail”, but instead a “detention facility.” That name change reflects a changed reality for the building and the people who occupy it.

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Tallahassee’s Midtown area is on the move. But that is also forcing some of its residents to move as well.

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The area's Red Cross chapter's Tenth Annual Robin Lotane Hurricane Run was among the many Capital City events on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Leon County's yearly Fire Truck Roundup took place Saturday (10/7) near the Thomasville Road I-10 exit off Metropolitan Boulevard. This year's event was also a recognition of the 6 volunteer fire companies' most ardent supporters.

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One of the Capital City’s most popular musical groups is calling it quits. The Sarah Mac Band will be breaking up at the end of the year.

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Thomasville’s Covey Film Festival kicks off this week and continues through the 27th of this month. The creator of a much acclaimed new movie that hasn’t even had its premiere yet will be on hand for the festival.

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There’s a new organization promoting the arts in our area. It’s headquartered in Thomasville, but it’s also reaching out to neighboring communities in Florida.

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Saturday(9/30) was a big fundraiser for Leon County's Girls On the Run program. Supporters were turning exercise into cash at Premier Health and Fitness.

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