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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The Tallahassee Women's Club at Los Robles was turned into a combined art gallery and art studio on Sunday, Feb. 24. The proceeds helped several local charities.

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As part of the local observance of Black History Month, Tallahassee's Cascades Park welcomed the yearly Harambee Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Tallahassee's centers for scientific research and learning on the city's southwest corner welcomed thousands of visitors on Saturday during a combined open house event. Those centers are aiming to become crown jewels in the region's economic future.

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Months after Hurricane Michael, Northwest Florida suffers both a human and a humane crisis. It seems untold hundreds of animals left homeless by the storm have found refuge in households that can no longer afford to feed them.

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Tallahassee's own version of the Mardis Gras festival happened on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Tallahassee's Railroad Square Art Park. Dubbed "Artis Gras" the local event has been celebrated since 2009.

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Is it possible to ever get completely "away from it all?" A celebrated writer who's visiting Tallahassee this week poses that question in her latest book.

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Tallahassee's Council of Culture and the Arts - also known as "COCA," is in the market for a new leader. Executive Director Audra Pittman, who assumed that role in mid-2014, has now taken a new job in Atlanta.

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The Bark in Tallahassee's All Saints neighborhood was helping battle Alzheimer's disease on Saturday, Feb. 9.

This is a busy week for the region's small farms. They're part of a yearly outreach intended to connect more local folks with homegrown food products.

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The newest commercial addition to Tallahassee's South Monroe Street - or "So Mo" corridor - opened for the first time over the weekend. Despite very low key advance notice, hundreds of people at the soft opening of the Proof Brewing Company.

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WFSU Public Media hosted the third annual Be My Neighbor Day on Saturday. The event helped re-inforce the Capital City's image as a family-friendly community.

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For the 6th year, more than 100 Tallahassee dental professionals were giving away their services on Saturday, Feb. 2. The "Dentistry from the Heart" event attracted hundreds of patients.

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A large affordable-housing development in Tallahassee’s Frenchtown had its formal ribbon cutting on Thursday, Jan. 31. The new Casanas Village complex is located on historic ground

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For the second year, Tallahassee area mental health providers and crisis organizations are again banding together to host a community conversation on youth suicide next week.

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The LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival happens April 27th and 28th in downtown Tallahassee. This year's festival plan was announced by LeMoyne's leadership during a special reveal event the evening of Thursday, Jan. 17.

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A Tallahassee eighth grade student is calling for a Leon County school strike tomorrow (Friday, 1/18). That student, Charlotte Stuart-Tilley, wants to focus more attention on the issue of climate change.

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With a new administration in charge, full implementation of Florida’s 2-year old medical marijuana amendment now seems more likely. Meanwhile, supporters of industrial and medical hemp – marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin – are also hopeful.

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An ongoing tribute to Leon County's lynching victims was discussed at Tallahassee's Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Saturday, Jan. 13.

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Florida's Capital City held its Fourth Annual Experience Tallahassee Festival on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Cascades Park. The event began as a way to better acquaint local college and university students with all the community has to offer.

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For years, many political observers have asked “What’s wrong with the Democratic Party today?” One of today’s prominent political writers believes Democrats have caused much of their own current grief by departing from their historical core principles.

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South Georgia might seem an unlikely place to find elephants. But that’s where an internationally-respected conservationist has built a sanctuary for these largest of land mammals.

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A plethora of constitutional amendments were passed on the 2018 ballot. From banning greyhound racing, offshore drilling, to allowing voters to choose whether or not to open a casino in their district. WFSU News Reporter Blaise Gainey gives us the gist of what these new changes mean.

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Great sadness often lurks in the midst of holiday celebrations. It’s been long known that the year-end holidays are – for many people – not just bittersweet but downright bitter.

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A special Tallahassee housing project to reduce area homelessness is marking its first anniversary.

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The weekend death of former Florida legislative leader and longtime educator T-K Wetherell is being mourned throughout the state; especially by those Floridians involved in any with the state's institutions of higher learning.

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