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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C-Span’s brand new bus is now making stops in the capital cities of all 50 states.  This week, Florida's Capital City gets its turn.

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Too often, North Florida is shortchanged by the Legislature when it comes to crucial funding. At least, that’s the message from a group of regional leaders that is vowing to make the case to lawmakers as well as the homefolks.

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It may have felt more like spring, but Saturday's(12/2) unseasonable temperatures just added to the warmth of the Capital City's yearly Winter Festival.

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An estimated 20,000 eager shoppers headed to the North Florida Fairgrounds over the weekend for the Tallahassee Museum's Market Days show and sale.

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This is the season for giving and some Tallahassee shoppers were giving to charity on behalf of friends and family members over the weekend. The Alternative Christmas Market at the John Wesley United Methodist Church featured three dozen charities to choose from.

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Until Friday afternoon, there had been three candidates filed to run for the Tallahassee City Commission Seat Three race. Now, there are only two as the incumbent, Commission Nancy Miller has dropped out of the race.

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Nearly 100 of Tallahassee's small business owners gathered at Midtown's Fifth and Thomas yesterday (Wednesday, Nov. 29). The purpose of the get-together was to network, exchange ideas and to provide county officials with a wish list.

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Thursday, November 30 was the final day of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. A new book by a former federal disaster inspector might be a good addition to the preparations Florida residents make for next year’s storm season.

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The Tallahassee Winds gives its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The event will feature a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar works.

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Some of today's most advanced radiation treatments for cancer are now available in Tallahassee. Those advancements were on display Thursday (11/16) night during the open house of Capital Regional Medical Center's new cancer facility.

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There is now an award named in honor of a legendary Florida journalist. The creation of the "Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting" was celebrated during a gala Wednesday (11/15) night at the Governor's Club in Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee has one of the nation’s best community singing groups. That Community Chorus will be presenting its Fall Concert program this coming Sunday, Nov. 19, at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

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One of Tallahassee’s most popular pre-holiday shopping events happens this Saturday. The Christmas Market at Saint John’s Episcopal Church has been a seasonal staple for decades.

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Collegetown’s Garden at Township was the site for a celebrity chef cook-off on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  The event was a fundraiser for Tallahassee’s Kearney Center for the Homeless.

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This is Startup Week in Tallahassee. The observance is intended to promote more entrepreneurship and business creativity.

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Big Bend Habitat for Humanity is getting a jump on the holiday season. The organization’s popular Festival of Trees will be happening this Friday and Saturday (11/17-18) at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens.

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The Capital City marked Veterans Day on Saturday with a big parade on Monroe Street. The event was a tangible tribute to all who have served in the nation's military.

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Leon County hosted its yearly Operation Thank You breakfast for military veterans at the Sauls Bridges Post 13 American Legion Hall on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The event was also a chance for local, state and federal politicians to show their support for those who served.

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After an absence of several years, Tallahassee's "Feed the Community" music festival returned to Lake Ella on Sunday, November 12. It was both a charitable exercise and a tribute to a fallen friend.

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Saturday's Veterans Day observance didn't slow down traffic at the yearly "Cans for Cash" collection. City of Tallahassee Recycling Coordinator Paul Hurst's crew at the Home Depot on Capital Circle Northeast was kept busy all day.

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A new study suggests professional associations have a very big impact on Florida’s economy. And, since so many of those associations are headquartered around the State Capitol, much of that economic impact is centered in Tallahassee.

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A spectacular – and somewhat unconventional - performer is coming to the Monticello Opera House. He’s a master of blending Middle Eastern and Western beats into what’s been described as a “blizzard of sound.”

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Thanks to the City of Tallahassee and several other community partners, two families have brand new homes in the Sabal Palm neighborhood.

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A world-famous musical group will be playing in Tallahassee this Saturday (11/11).  A fortunate and unforeseen set of circumstances led to this performance.

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The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency is working on a new trail project along Tallahassee's South Magnolia Drive. At the same time, a much larger and more controversial road project is being planned in the southwest part of the city.

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