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 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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Florida State University’s School of Medicine has a mission that’s unique among virtually all other medical schools in the country.

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Hundreds of cars were lined up early Thursday morning (9/28) to pick up free food at the Leon County Sheriff’s Department. It was a joint effort by the department and the statewide Farm Share program.

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A Tallahassee attorney is gathering relief supplies for her homeland of Puerto Rico. Her offices are now bulging with donations from concerned Capital City residents.

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Tallahassee's joint city/county Community Development Agency has given a final "yes" vote to a massive new development along the north border of Cascades Park. Construction could get underway in about six months.

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Tallahassee's Community Development Agency (CRA) was questioning its own existence during its meeting on Monday, Sept. 25. Utimately the organization, made up of city and county commissioners, wound up delaying a final decision for a few months

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If there’s a new baby on the way in your family, those in-the-know say now might be the perfect time to start saving for their post-high school education.

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Fifty American cities, including Tallahassee, are now competing in the "Healthiest Cities Challenge". Part of the community's winning strategy is to literally grow the number of neighborhood and backyard gardens.

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Hurricane Irma played havoc with Tallahassee’s calendar of special events and non-profit organization fundraisers. That included one of the Capital Region’s primary aid organizations for those with disabilities was forced to reschedule its big party for this Friday evening (9/29).

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A new facility that contains all of Leon County's elections functions was officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 21. It's been named in honor of the county's immediate past supervisor of elections.

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Tallahassee's Knight Creative Communities Institute is marking its tenth anniversary. The upcoming year's initiative will be tackling an ambitious project as part of the celebration.

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With most local needs now met, Tallahassee area residents were helping other parts of Florida recover from Irma today (9/14).

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With Leon County’s storm recovery well underway, the county’s Sheriff’s Department has sent help to a far more storm-tossed area to the south. While Tropical Storm Irma did not leave the Capital Region unscathed, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil pointed out the situation was far more serious elsewhere.

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While Tallahassee’s power is rapidly coming back on, there still may be some small business owners and entrepreneurs who need a temporary operation space. So DOMI Station off Railroad Avenue is ready to help.

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Nationally, fewer than one out of five elected offices is held by women. An effort to shrink that political gender gap took place in Tallahassee over the weekend.

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Some have claimed that storms like Hurricane Harvey are the result of global climate change, which is likely to mean more dangerous weather events in the future. So we checked in with the State of Florida’s climatologist to get his take on that argument.

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A Congressional hearing on the theft of American intellectual property by the Chinese took place yesterday (Wednesday), not in Washington, D.C., but in Tallahassee, Florida. Two House members from Northwest Florida took testimony from two experts and one victim.

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The idea of “adult education” is not new. But the whole concept has been taken to a new level through a locally-available program that rolls out its latest course offerings in a few weeks.

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What were once two very sick loggerhead sea turtles are now fully recovered and will be headed back to the wild this Friday (9/1).

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A little-known Tallahassee park is an island of thick forest in an otherwise urban landscape.

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