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.

Florida State University

Tallahassee's Backwoods Bistro is again the scene for a free series of public policy forums this year, sponsored by the FSU College of Social Science and Public Policy.

Naomi Rose-Mock

A revived and updated version of a message musical from the 1970s is set to take the stage in Tallahassee next week. 

Capital Health Plan

Later this fall, Capital Health Plan will open its new Metro Center Building near the corner of Thomasville Road and Interstate 10.

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Tallahassee's Kleman Plaza was the scene of a Filipino-American cultural celebration on Saturday.

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Tallahassee has been the home of many famous people. But many thousands of unknown people also contributed and deserve their stories to be told as well.

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Sustainable Tallahassee along with the City of Tallahassee and Leon County governments partnered to host the area's Second Annual Electric Vehicle Expo on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Tom Flanigan

Dogs were having their day and so were the cats as local animal welfare groups held fundraisers in Tallahassee on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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The Moon in Tallahassee was the scene of a musical benefit the evening of Sunday, Sept. 15 night to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The performances had a distinctly "island" feel.

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Eighteen years after the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Gov. Ron DeSantis says the day doesn't loom as large as it once did for many Americans. But plenty of people still remember where they were, and what they were doing on September 11, 2001, and the moment continues to be marked in Florida's Capital City each year.

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The head of the Cascades Park development project says what appeared to be a sinkhole on the work site is actually a collection point for ground water building up behind a nearby retaining wall.

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A musical fund-raiser for the Alzheimer’s Association takes place in Tallahassee next Friday, Sept. 13. The event is also a tribute to the event organizer’s father who was claimed by the disease.

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The proposed extension of Tallahassee’s Killearney Boulevard – part of the “Northeast Gateway” road project – brought hundreds of area homeowners to Tallahassee City Hall the evening of Thursday, September 5.

American Heart Association

The Big Bend Heart Walk is just a few weeks away. But there’s still time to organize a team to help fight the nation’s number one cause of death and disability.

Michele Madison

It’s not every day that a Tallahasseean wins an international humanitarian award. Particularly if that Tallahasseean is an enterprising young woman who has yet to see her 30th birthday.

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Third, fourth and fifth grade choral students at Tallahassee's Hartsfield Elementary School hope their hometown fans will help them deliver the performance of a lifetime.

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Probably the best-known lawyer in Florida shared some tough talk with the Capital Tiger Bay Club on Wednesday, August 28. John Morgan pulled no punches, whether it came to his support for recreational marijuana, or his contempt for Tallahassee’s former mayor.

John Morgan and his personal injury law firm kicked in millions to help Andrew Gillum’s Democratic campaign for Florida governor last year.

“One of the reasons I’m so upset with Andrew Gillum is because he took our money and never used it,” Morgan groused during his speech.

Village Square

Tallahassee's Village Square community forum launched its 13th year of programs the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 27. The new season will focus on matters of local interest.

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It appears the task of striking 85-year old "whites only" language from Florida's real estate documents is far easier said than done. A Leon county task force trying to make that change has now decided on a path forward.

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For untold numbers of bargain hunters in Tallahassee, Saturday mornings are eagerly anticipated for all the yard sales they offer. One special sale on Saturday, August 24 benefitted Whole Child Leon.

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Florida A&M University hosted its 19th Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 24. The event highlighted one of the school's most profitable areas of research.

Joe Berg

The dramatic arts have had a long and glorious history in Leon, Jefferson and Gadsden counties, but not so much in Wakulla County. But for the past year, a Wakulla County native son is breaking creative ground with his Crawfordville theatre.

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Area comic book and fantasy story fans had a chance to connect with their dreams on Saturday, August 17. The Leon County Downtown Library was hosting its first-ever "CosmicCon."

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A big part of solving the homeless problem is simply having more low-cost housing available. Now an old Tallahassee apartment complex has been reborn with that mission in mind.

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Lydell Rawls

When it comes to awards, people who start and grow their own businesses are often overlooked. A Tallahassee new business incubator now aims to change that.

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The Leon County Sheriff's Office is spearheading a community-wide effort to reduce the number of illegal guns on local streets. The effort offers rewards for anonymous tips that lead to weapon seizures by law officers.

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