Tom Flanigan

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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.

A Tallahassee real estate expert is predicting some big changes on the way to the local home buying market. That assessment comes as the community sees an explosion in high-end rental construction.

After much debate and controversy, Florida State University will change one building’s name, keep another building’s name as is and relocate a founder’s statue.

Previously homeless families who stay at Tallahassee's Hope Community will soon be sleeping more comfortably. That's because of a large donation received on Monday, July 16.

Tallahassee's oldest annual music festival happened on Saturday, July 14. The Tallahassee Museum's Swamp Stomp has been happening since 1978.

Florida Democratic Candidate for Govenor Philip Levine made a whirlwind swing through the state on Saturday, July 14. That included a quick visit to the Capital City.

Have you ever wondered what the world actually looked like a billion years ago? A Capital City scientist has helped discover at least a partial answer to that question and that finding has made her an overnight media sensation worldwide.

For years, Tallahassee’s Leon High School has hosted a summer stage presentation, featuring the county’s top high school performers. This summer is no exception, with Leon Performing Arts’ offering of “Les Miserables.”

A North Florida author has penned a novel on how imprisonment of parents tears families apart. That author is Faith Eidse.

There is a newly-launched online news service covering state government in Tallahassee. The Florida Phoenix is the latest addition to a growing list of exclusively online news operations.

A July 7 benefit concert for the storm-damaged Bradfordville Blues Club brought a sell-out crowd to The Moon.

On Saturday, July 7, the Frenchtown Farmers' Market had fresh produce, handicrafts, and lots of hometown politics. Candidates showed up for every local race on the upcoming ballot.

Tallahassee's Celebrate America event at Tom Brown Park has music, fireworks and other family fun. But it was also a celebration to welcome new Americans.

Tallahassee's first patriotic observance on this Fourth of July morning took place at the Historic Florida Capitol. That's where the entire text of the Declaration of Independence was read aloud.

The new movie documentary about Fred Rogers and his remarkable TV show is an unexpected summertime box office hit. But even though Mr. Rogers Neighborhood is no longer on the small screen, the show’s spirit lives on for today’s children.

After an absence of many years, some very rare amphibians are back in their North Florida homeland this week. That homecoming is the result of much research, leg work and more than a little perspiration.

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