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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Summertime can be a hungry time, especially for low-income families. Now some powerful Tallahassee women have helped launch an new program to bring wholesome meals to families in the city’s Southside Promise Zone.

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Florida’s Capital City joined with many other communities around the state on Monday (6/12) in solemn tribute to those killed during the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in Orlando one year ago.

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Tallahassee's Ahmed Shrine Temple and its Daughters' Court held the yearly "Stepping for Diabetes" event Saturday (6/10) at Tallahassee Community College. This was the first time the fitness and health awareness happening was combined with the Florida African Dance Festival.

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A special kind of film festival happens at Tallahassee’s All-Saints Cinema this Thursday through Sunday (6/15-6/18.)

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Despite recent efforts by Congress to improve the performance of the Veterans Administration, some Tallahassee vets and even a local caregiver say their situation hasn’t improved.

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Tallahassee and Leon County emergency personnel went head-to-head with a major hurricane called “Danica” Thursday (6/8). The purpose of the exercise was to put some of the lessons learned during last year’s Hurricane Hermine to the test.

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A Tallahassee cook swept the competition in Tuesday night’s (6/6) “Chopped” show on Food Network.

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The version of healthcare reform passed by the U.S. House early last month would be devastating to Florida patients who have disabilities. That was the message Tuesday (6/6) morning from more than a dozen advocate organizations in Tallahassee.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 marked the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the massive Allied invasion of Normandy. A Florida State University historian has dedicated much of his professional life to studying this event, which was the beginning of the end of the War in Europe.

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A Saturday afternoon (6/3) march and rally in Tallahassee targeted gun violence across the nation and closer to home. Several groups, including the League of Women Voters, organized the protest.

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The yearly "Build a Bucket" effort by Leon County, the City of Tallahassee and organizations like the Red Cross to help area residents prepare for hurricanes was held on Saturday (6/3). The turnout beat all previous records.

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Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

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Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

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Some of Tallahassee’s young professionals were helping deliver Meals on Wheels today (Friday). Meanwhile, Elder Care Services of the Big Bend, which runs the delivery service for the area’s senior shut-ins, is also looking for some financial help in the face of possible federal cutbacks.

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Tallahassee’s Mayor and Candidate for Florida Governor Andrew Gillum brought his stump speech to the Capital Tiger Bay Club today (Wednesday, 5/31).

City of Tallahassee

Among the many summer camps available to Leon County young people, one will focus on protecting the area’s environment.

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce

Organizers of a unique kind of Tallahassee summer camp insist theirs is the first local effort to combine leadership, money management and business start-up training for teenagers. The program is a joint effort of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce and Tallahassee-Leon County Federal Credit Union.

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The City of Tallahassee’s summer jobs program for youth has doubled in size this year because of the addition of more than two-dozen new employers.

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One of Thomasville’s best-known – or at least most visible – former residents will be back in his hometown this week to help raise money and awareness for the Thomasville Community Resource Center.

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Plans for a new development along the northeast edge of Tallahassee’s Cascades Park are firming up. The project now contains lots of input from a community advisory group.

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There was a special performance for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra at F.S.U.’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall today (Tuesday, 5/23).

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America’s Deep South has inspired more than a few dark tales. A Tallahassee writer has set her latest work in that often-sinister locale.

Tallahassee Community College

This year’s Florida Legislative Session provided millions of dollars to the state’s universities. But the state’s 28 colleges saw their funding slashed and the president of Tallahassee Community College is urging Governor Scott to block the cuts with his veto pen.

Tallahassee Tech-Hire Initiative

Tallahassee has a new partnership to bring more workers into well-paying high-tech jobs. The newly launched I/O Avenue Code Academy will involve Florida A&M University, DOMI Station and the Mayor’s Office.

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More disabled students will be able to hold onto the technology that helps them communicate, thanks to a bill pushed by Tallahassee Representative Lorrane Ausley during the recent lawmaking session.

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