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.

Margie Menzel

Tallahasseans joined the hundreds of thousands of protestors nationwide who took to the streets on Saturday, a year after President Trump's inauguration and the historic Women's March that followed.

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If you’re looking for a career change, the Tallahassee area is in desperate need of people who are expert in computers and coding. A special program to train those skills is now recruiting class members.

An unknown number of Tallahassee seniors may be living in lonely isolation and just one misfortune away from tragedy. The city’s Senior Center now has the resources to identify and help those shut-ins.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is expanding its flight schedule.

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Rated the number one community art festival in the nation by a prominent arts magazine, Tallahassee’s upcoming Chain of Parks Festival will have a new look and a regional music headliner this year.

The Florida Legislature didn’t waste a moment during its first week when it came to addressing the opioid addiction crisis that is exploding across the state.

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There’s a new trail northeast of Tallahassee. It runs through 2 miles of heavily wooded land near the corner of Thomasville and Proctor roads.

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Thanks to a large donation from AT&T Florida, students at Tallahassee’s Godby High School will continue to receive career mentoring in the New Year. The School to Work program is run by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Big Bend.

Tallahassee’s very own cinematic celebration happens later this month. This is the 6th year for the Tally Shorts Film Festival.

Youth suicide has reached epidemic proportions in America. An event in Tallahassee later this month will bring the community's suicide prevention resources together.

Children in Prison Project

A quartet of Tallahassee law students has been advocating two changes to Florida’s Constitution. The Constitution Revision Commission is now weighing those among hundreds of other public proposals.

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The Tallahassee operation of Danfoss Turbocor has announced a major expansion. Both the physical size of the plant and its workforce will see significant growth in the New Year.

Tallahassee Museum

Many families enjoy ham during the holidays. The Tallahassee Museum has its own variation on that theme in the form of its latest guest animals.

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Tallahassee has many Yuletide traditions. One of them is the yearly arrival of "Soul Santa" in the town's African-American neighborhoods. Jolly Old St. Nick attracted a full house of kids and parents to the Southside's Smith Williams Service Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. 

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People have been observing the Winter Solstice for nearly as long as there have been people. Tallahassee's Mission San Luis was marking the ancient occasion on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 16-17).

Kenneth Jones

A Tallahassee film producer has wrapped up his latest movie. It's the story of a young woman who is pressed into caring for a member of her family who's afflicted with Alzheimer's.

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A second candidate for the Tallahassee City Commission seat being vacated by Nancy Miller officially launched his campaign on Saturday, Dec. 16.

As the opioid epidemic swells the tide of abused and neglected children coming into the state foster-care system, a Florida judge is trying to find them a "forever" home, in time for the holidays.

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Tallahassee's Figg Engineering has designed many of the nation's most remarkable bridges. That's why the woman who wrote a groundbreaking book about bridges two decades ago is in Tallahassee to promote the latest version of that work.

As more women come forward to report they’ve been sexually harassed or abused, the head of Tallahassee’s Refuge House worries more men seem empowered to escalate their assaults on women. 

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing. But there are pitfalls a-plenty for shoppers; especially when they shop online.

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Employees from Capital Regional Medical Center and parent company HCA’s North Florida office were doubling as holiday elves on Wednesday, Dec. 6. They were wrapping presents for dozens of local families.

‘Tis the season for “A Christmas Story”. The production had its local premiere this past weekend and will again be on the stage of Theatre Tallahassee this coming weekend.

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of Tallahassee senior citizens were treated to lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the North Monroe Street Senior Center and the Smith Williams Service Center.

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Capital City business owners and elected officials are hoping more holiday shoppers will patronize locally owned stores and shops. The “buy local” campaign officially begins this Friday, December 8.