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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There are many moving parts in the nation’s ongoing health care debate. One of the most embattled at the moment is the pharmaceutical industry. Now those companies have launched a counter-offensive to try and repair their tarnished image.

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Citizens who want to preserve at least the essence of what was the old Leon County Jail are ramping up their efforts. The group met in front of the now vacant building on East Gaines Street today (Thursday, 4/13) to discuss their next steps.

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J. Murray Gibson was appointed dean of the joint Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering last summer. After focusing his initial efforts on revamping the college’s internal structure, Gibson is now reaching out to both parent institutions and the community to move the college into the top tier of schools nationwide.

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Tallahassee marked “Take a Trip on Transit Day” by offering free rides on all StarMetro buses.  This comes at a time when the use of public transit, while still not as popular as personal vehicles, is slowly growing in Florida.

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Childhood obesity in Leon County continues to rise. Saturday's (4/8) "Stomp out Childhood Obesity" event at the Tallahassee Museum was designed to raise both awareness and heart rates in an effort to combat the problem.

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Perfect weather and a top-talent lineup kept Tallahassee's Cascades Park nearly filled to overflowing all weekend for the Word of South Festival of Literature and Music.

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Both the Florida House and Senate budget versions propose cuts to the state’s already-low Medicaid payments to health care providers. Safety net hospitals, such as Tallahassee Memorial, claim that’s bad news, not only for Medicaid patients, but also for all state taxpayers.

Tom Flanigan

The 49th Annual Springtime Tallahassee Festival attracted more than 100,000 people to the Capital City's downtown over the weekend.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Seniors from Tallahassee’s Godby High School are helping the live versions of their school’s cougar mascot.

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Florida's first Democrat to announce for next year's governor's race held his first campaign rally in his Tallahassee hometown on Saturday (3/4).

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Florida’s higher education officials are applauding the state’s number one ranking by U-S News and World Report.

It’s goodbye to Tallahassee’s “Dick Howser Center” and hello to the “Bruce Harter Learning Pavilion.” But Tallahassee’s venerable pre-school for children with special needs plans to continue and even expand upon its menu of services.

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A standing-room-only crowd honored some outstanding Tallahassee women today (Thursday, 3/2) during the local kick-off for Women’s History Month.

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A well-known city official is the latest recipient of the highest honor bestowed by the American Advertising Federation of Tallahassee.

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