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

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There is plenty of positive news to report from Tallahassee International Airport.

A woman whose very name has become synonymous with the term “Restorative Justice” calls Tallahassee home. And now her story and cause have gone international with the release of a new movie.

Sometimes, people who are very famous elsewhere barely raise an eyebrow of recognition in their own hometown. That certainly holds true for a Tallahassee musician who is about to be recognized statewide.

A few months ago, five established Tallahassee businesses were picked to receive some-high powered help in moving to the next level. That effort officially got underway Tuesday (1/31) night at DomiStation, which is one of the partners in the program.

Millions of Americans grew up watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood on the local Public Television station. But a new generation of kids is now growing up with a direct descendent of that award-winning program.

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Many of the Capital City's elected leaders got up early on Saturday (1/28) for a community prayer breakfast at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The gathering's main themes included uniting the community in the face of many uncertainties.

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Florida A&M University's Gaither Gym was the scene of ferocious competition on Saturday (1/28). But instead of basketball, the game was a form of volleyball. And the competitors weren't human players, but sophisticated robots built by high school students.

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Leon County’s newly elected school superintendent has a lot on his plate as he begins his first term in office. Rocky Hanna laid out his priority list this week to a meeting of the League of Women Voters.

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Many people consider Alzheimer's disease an unspeakable tragedy. But, with the incidence of the disease on the rise, an alliance of Alzheimer's patients, advocates and caregivers has launched a campaign to help reduce the terror and stigma associated with the illness.

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Tallahassee rock music fans are doubly mournful today. Two much-loved musicians with Capital City connections are dead.

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The repeal of the Affordable Care Act appears almost certain. On Monday (1/23) a Tallahassee doctor who also teaches at the Florida State University College of Medicine was speaking on what might happen next.

A Walton County motorist is charged in the weekend death of a man who was walking barefoot across America.

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Tallahassee's "Women's March" on Saturday (1/21) attracted a large turnout. This was one of about 600 such events held nationwide protesting the administration of Donald Trump.

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The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra kicks off the New Year Saturday night (1/21). Before anything else, though, we have to find out where the title of this concert – “Mozart in the Jungle” – came from.

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The Capital City's non-profit public service groups are once again competing for the monthly $1,000 grants awarded by Awesome Tallahassee.