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

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People who love both coffee and cats have a new Tallahassee destination. The city's first-ever cat cafe had its grand opening on Saturday (8/26).

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Progressive political and environmental groups rallied in front of the Old Florida Capitol on Saturday (8/26). It was part of a statewide effort to send a message to the state's governor and Republican U-S Senator.

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Dozens of Florida A&M University students who found mold in their campus housing earlier this week are now moving into healthy, freshly-cleaned units. The school’s president took reporters on a tour of the apartments on Friday, Aug. 25.

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Tallahassee’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will again offer its popular “Science Café” series this fall. The first café takes place Tuesday (9/29) evening in the Backwoods Bistro on East Tennessee Street.

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If you’ve ever wanted to sing in a world-class choral group, here’s your chance. The national-award-winning Tallahassee Community Chorus is opening its ranks to new members.

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Tallahassee is once again on top of the world when it comes to the size of a special kind of research magnet. The announcement came Tuesday, Aug. 22 from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

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The Capital City area is on a money-raising kick against Alzheimer's. A couple of events took place this weekend with another major fund-raiser coming up a few weekends hence.

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Yet another event focused on improving the quality of life for Tallahassee's Southside residents took place on Saturday, Aug.19. The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Symposium took place at FAMU's Development Research School.

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When it comes to high school marching bands, one of the most competitive areas involves the band’s drum line. Now some Tallahassee band parents have set up a fundraiser to make their school’s drum line even more competitive.

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The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus has slammed President Trump's so-far unfollowed order that all transgender people be removed from any connection with the U-S military.

Allen Thompson

Monday’s (8/21) solar eclipse wasn’t total in Tallahassee, but that didn’t stop hundreds of enthusiastic watchers from showing up at the Challenger Learning Center. 

Naomi Rose-Mock

Scary stories have always been popular. And when you present a truly bloody horror story on stage with a great cast and terrific songs, the result is even more irresistible.

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A Tallahassee woman is pushing the technical envelope when it comes to sustainable food production. She’s also using this leading-edge experiment as a science teaching tool.

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A life skills program for elementary school girls is extremely effective, according to a new independent study.

Lisa Foltz

One of Tallahassee’s premier big bands brings its swinging sounds to the Capital City’s most famous concert space this Thursday evening (8/17).

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Once again, Tallahassee will be the scene of a rockin’ good time on Saturday, August 19th to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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A legendary Tallahassee band re-unites next week. As the group’s leader explained, the idea is to transport its fans back to the “golden age” of the West Tennessee Street Strip.

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Tallahassee's Frenchtown Market is growing into much more than just a place to buy locally-sourced produce. Tom Flanigan reports the twice-weekly bazaar is also hosting special events and classes.

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It lasted just a few hours, but Tallahassee's newest downtown business was really packing in the customers the afternoon of Friday, July 21. The enterprise was this summer's "Girls Mean Business" camp hosted by the Oasis Center for Women and Girls.

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Tallahassee's 4th Annual Word of South Festival will happen in mid-April. The yearly celebration of literature and music has announced the headliner act that will appear on the Cascades Park stage.

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With a mini-Target store planned to replace what’s there now, the exodus of tenants continues from Tallahassee’s Varsity Shopping Center on West Tennessee Street.

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Leon County’s Elections Office is moving all of its functions under one roof. The present headquarters space off the lobby of downtown Tallahassee’s Bank of America Building is being vacated.

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Imagine one person, virtually unknown to the public and the media, controlling nearly all access to the president of the United States. That story actually happened and The person who wrote the book on that tale is coming to Tallahassee.

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There are new developments regarding the federal probe into Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The City of Tallahassee has turned over the documents requested by federal investigators and the agency’s next meeting has been canceled.

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