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.

Dozens of Florida A&M University students who found mold in their campus housing earlier this week are now moving into healthy, freshly-cleaned units. The school’s president took reporters on a tour of the apartments on Friday, Aug. 25.

Pushback is growing against a proposed Jackson County deep well that would hold polluted water from the regional landfill.

What began as a small insurance company based in Thomasville, Georgia has chosen Tallahassee as the site of its first Florida office.

With outside temperatures soaring, the heat inside parked vehicles can go higher still. Florida is now ramping up its efforts to make sure little kids don't wind up trapped inside those vehicles.

Can you improve your brain function by playing certain types of games or watching videos that claim to boost mental capacity? Some Tallahassee-based researchers have been looking into that question.

Tallahassee is getting two new freestanding emergency rooms. Capital Regional Medical Center’s new facilities will serve the northwest and southeast parts of town.

Saturday (6/17) was the annual Family Fun Day at Walker Ford Community Center, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Tallahassee. Not only were there the obligatory bounce house and face-painting, but a mobile food pantry was there as well.

Leon County held its annual Press the Chest CPR training event Saturday (6/17) at Tallahassee's Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Several cardiac event survivors were on hand to tell their stories.

Despite recent efforts by Congress to improve the performance of the Veterans Administration, some Tallahassee vets and even a local caregiver say their situation hasn’t improved.

The version of healthcare reform passed by the U.S. House early last month would be devastating to Florida patients who have disabilities. That was the message Tuesday (6/6) morning from more than a dozen advocate organizations in Tallahassee.

A Saturday afternoon (6/3) march and rally in Tallahassee targeted gun violence across the nation and closer to home. Several groups, including the League of Women Voters, organized the protest.

Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

Some of Tallahassee’s young professionals were helping deliver Meals on Wheels today (Friday). Meanwhile, Elder Care Services of the Big Bend, which runs the delivery service for the area’s senior shut-ins, is also looking for some financial help in the face of possible federal cutbacks.

There are many moving parts in the nation’s ongoing health care debate. One of the most embattled at the moment is the pharmaceutical industry. Now those companies have launched a counter-offensive to try and repair their tarnished image.

Both the Florida House and Senate budget versions propose cuts to the state’s already-low Medicaid payments to health care providers. Safety net hospitals, such as Tallahassee Memorial, claim that’s bad news, not only for Medicaid patients, but also for all state taxpayers.

Tallahassee’s new V-A Health Center has been open since October. But on Thursday (2/23) the building finally got its official dedication and ribbon-cutting today (on Thursday).

Many people consider Alzheimer's disease an unspeakable tragedy. But, with the incidence of the disease on the rise, an alliance of Alzheimer's patients, advocates and caregivers has launched a campaign to help reduce the terror and stigma associated with the illness.

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act appears almost certain. On Monday (1/23) a Tallahassee doctor who also teaches at the Florida State University College of Medicine was speaking on what might happen next.

A Capital City doctor is battling with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he's worked for 36 years. Gastroenterologist Dr. Joe Webster claims the hospital is being unfair to black doctors like himself and that racism is the reason.

The medical procedure of having an MRI - magnetic resonance image - scan done can be uncomfortable and even frightening. But there's a new kind of MRI machine in Tallahassee that is more powerful and more patient-friendly than what has been available.

Few families in America are untouched by Alzheimer’s disease. The event’s prime organizer says an upcoming Tallahassee fundraiser will help ease the burden for those impacted by this malicious affliction.

A lot of things are happening at Eldercare Services of the Big Bend. That includes the addition of several new services and an upcoming fundraiser that is one of the area’s most eagerly anticipated community parties.

Floridians who have disabilities now have a new resource to help them vote in the upcoming elections. That resource was rolled out today (Tuesday) at the Leon County Elections Center in Tallahassee.