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.

Last year's two hurricanes and last week's subtropical Storm Alberto apparently have more people taking advance preparation a lot more seriously than they used to. getting ready for the storms to come. Leon County and other community partners hosted a storm preparedness "Build Your Bucket" event at the North Florida Fairgrounds the day after the official start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

North Florida's regional counseling and referral hotline got a big boost from local runners on Saturday (6/2). Officials with 211 Big Bend are also hoping the organization's good reputation won't be tarnished by not-so-reputable hotlines elsewhere.

Now there are seven people running for Tallahassee Mayor. Former State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda has announced her candidacy.

Tallahassee’s Grace Mission at the corner of Bronough and Brevard streets is being graced with a giant mural on its eastern wall. The artist is Kollett Propst who wants the image to carry an important message about acceptance and redemption.

There are a lot of new developments at Leon County’s Innovation Park. The Park’s Executive Director provided a recent update, but before we get into all that’s new, a bit of history is in order.

Health fairs are fairly common happenings. But a first-of-its kind event at the North Florida Fairgrounds the evening of Tuesday, May 29 focused exclusively on mental health care.

A famous Tallahassee music venue has suffered serious - possibly fatal - damage.  The historic Bradfordville Blues Club is out of commission, at least for now.

Subtropical Storm Alberto canceled many Memorial Day observances across the Florida Panhandle. But the three ceremonies in Tallahassee soldiered on by relocating to indoor spaces.

Tallahassee now has two cat cafes for those who don't mind a little cat fur in their coffee. The Tally Cat Cafe held its official grand opening on Saturday, May 26.

It didn't take the dozens of striders long to finish the two-mile course through the Jake Gaither Neighborhood.

America’s longest-running folk music festival takes place this coming weekend, Friday through Sunday May 25-27.

There are many people talking about the need for more accessible mental health care. As part of that larger discussion, Mental Health Council of the Big Bend will present a very special kind of public health fair next Tuesday (May 29) in hopes of improving that accessibility.

Second Harvest of the Big Bend distributed about 20 tons of food at Tallahassee's Godby High School on Saturday (May 19.)

For the second time in 2 years, Leon County Humane Society Executive Director Lisa Glunt says her organization has taken in 4 dogs resuced from certain death in a South Korea dog meat farm.

As it had been 153 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was once more read from the steps of Tallahassee's Knott House on Sunday, May 20.

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