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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est on Saturday, July 13. The occasion also happened to be the launching point for one band's first international tour.

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Even as the overall rate of HIV and Aids is going down, the incidence among African-Americans remains high. A three-day seminar in Tallahassee was addressing that over the weekend.

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Tallahassee’s newest business set up shop in Railroad Square on Friday, July 12.  The “owners” were about three dozen summer campers who had created party supplies from recycled materials and discarded household items and were selling their creations to customers.

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When it comes to helping kids who need it, Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna says many services come from small organizations with very little funding. “There are people just truly doing the Lord’s work. It’s amazing and lots of them are doing it for nothing, out of the goodness of their heart. But it does give us the chance, before we go to voters, to see where are we, is there a need and if so, what are the targeted outcomes we expect.”

Abby Kinch

Every summer, a major live stage performance takes place in the Leon High School Auditorium. This will be the second year the casting call has been extended to every public high school in the county.

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A new partnership to provide area veterans with affordable housing is underway in the Capital City. The Veterans Build project is being spearheaded by Big Bend Habitat for Humanity.

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Wet weather forced the production from Cascades Park to The Moon. But Saturday night's live musical production of the movie "Underground" lost none of its audience impact because of the venue change.

Laura Hope-London

A new concept in theatre is coming to Tallahassee on July 18. It will take its audience on a literal journey to multiple performances in the course of a single evening.

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It may not be as big as those giant Comic-Con events in major cities. But the June 29 Infinity Con show in Tallahassee seemed every bit as much fun for lovers of fantasy characters and weird costumes.

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On Friday, June 28, Governor DeSantis signed into law a bill placing financial restrictions on the restoration of felon voting rights, made possible by last November's passage of Amendment Four.  The League of Women Voters and several other groups are already taking the new enabling  law to court.

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Southside Tallahassee's Old West Enrichment Center was the site of an all-day seminar on Saturday, June 29 for those who are Alzheimer's patient caregivers. The event particularly was intended for the African-American community, which is nearly twice as susceptible to the disease as the general population.

There aren’t many broadway musicals based largely on a single song by a 1970s band. But that very musical - which also became two movies - will be the next production of Tallahassee’s Young Actors’ Theatre.

Cross Cultural Coalition

An award-winning film, written by a Tallahasseean, is coming back to his hometown as a musical. Now the on-stage version of “Underground” comes to the Cascades Park Amphitheatre next Saturday evening, July 6.

Caring for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia is a challenge for anyone. But the burden is especially felt in the African-American community. A special event this Saturday, June 29, aims to ease that burden.

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A new concept in apartment living is coming closer to reality in Tallahassee’s All Saints district. The Freight Yard development is using cast-off shipping containers as the essential building blocks for the construction.

Parksinson's Outreach Assoc.

Parkinson’s Disease still has no cure. But there are numerous resources to make the lives of those who have Parkinson’s better than ever before. The local Parkinson’s Outreach Association is holding an expo this Saturday to showcase many of those resources.

Shot Puppy Recovering

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Leon County Humane Society

The Liberty County puppy found shot and near death in a school yard on Tuesday, June 11 is on the mend. Now the National Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

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Just days after gunfire took the life of a 20 year old Tallahassee man, young people and grownups met to talk about that and other issues on Saturday, June 8.

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Leon County's cardiac victims have one of the nation's highest survival rates. Local emergency officials are crediting the large number of civilians who know CPR.

Conn & Assoc. Architects

Its days as an old time feed and hardware store may be coming to an end. But the Gramling's building on South Adams Street may be on the verge of a bright new future.

In advance of the store's demise, Stan Gramling, whose family has had the business for the past 104 years, is inviting everybody to the farewell party.

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An unlikely group of storm evacuees and their horses endure forced togetherness as a hurricane bears down on their refuge. That’s the basic plot of the latest book by a nationally-known writer who’ll be visiting North Florida June 13 and 14.

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Please don't feed the ducks, or geese, or seagulls. The City of Tallahassee is ramping up that message for its park visitors.

Florida State University

The 75th anniversary remembrance of the D-Day invasion begins this week in France.  On Monday, June 3. the Florida State University Marching Chiefs were on their way to that nation's observance.

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Saturday, June 1 was the official start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hundreds of local residents were getting ready with the help of city and county government and other partners.

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An intense, two-hour effort by hundreds of volunteers resulted in thousands of meals for needy local families on Saturday. The Full Summer food packing project took place in the Godby High School cafeteria.

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