Bob Barrett

News Anchor/Reporter

Bob Barrett has been a radio broadcaster since the mid 1970s and has worked at stations from northern New York to south Florida and, oddly, has been able to make a living that way. He began work in public radio in 2001. Over the years he has produced nationally syndicated programs such as The Environment Show and The Health Show for Northeast Public Radio's National Productions. As well as reporting news and hosting afternoons for WUWF, Bob is the producer and host of The Best Of Our Knowledge, a syndicated program about education ... and produces podcasts for the medical journal Clinical Chemistry. He lives in Gulf Breeze with his family and is currently devising methods of keeping the squirrels off his bird feeders.

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Election 2014
6:50 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

LISTEN: Libertarian Adrian Wyllie Campaigns In Pensacola

Credit Wyllie For Governor

He wants pot to be legal, he wants all property taxes abolished and he refuses to get a driver's license.  Oh, and he wants to be Governor.

Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Florida has been stumping around the state for well over a year talking to anyone who'll listen to his platform of less taxes and fewer regulations. He spoke this week to WUWF's Bob Barrett about getting the Libertarian message out across the state.

He said we should get some news on his battle to be included in the gubernatorial debates within a week.

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ITEN Wired Summit
2:27 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

iTEN Wired Comes To Pensacola This Week

The iTEN Wired Summit is being held in Pensacola this week. It's billed as the Gulf Coast's premiere  information technology event.

The events starts Thursday afternoon at the National Flight Academy with the CIO panel discussion at 3:30pm. It is an opportunity for IT professionals and technology service and infrastructure providers to hear a frank and open discussion about the future of the IT industry. That is followed at 4:30 by the opening reception feature tours of the National Flight Academy and hands of demonstrations of new technology.

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State Of UWF 2014
2:37 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Achievements And Challenges Highlighted At UWF State Of The University Address

Dr. Judy Bense concludes her State of the University speech by thanking the crowd.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The University of West Florida highlighted its successes and challenges Wednesday morning at its annual State of the University Ceremony.

After the presentation of the colors UWF music student Easton Ellenberg performed Edward MacDowell's March Wind to a standing room crowd at the UWF Commons Auditorium. It was the opening act to UWF President Dr. Judy Bense's 2014 state of the University speech.

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IRS Scam Alert
2:37 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Scammers Posing As IRS Agents Calling Area Homes

Credit I.R.S.

If you get a call from someone saying they are from the I-R-S and you owe them money...they're not and you don't. Danielle Rudd, the Communications Director for the Better Business Bureau serving Northwest Florida says that's the take home message about a series of scams going on in the region.

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Ivan 10th Anniversary
12:04 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Ivan Turned Gulf Coast Real Estate Upside Down

Credit WUWF News

In 2004, the country was in the middle of the so-called housing bubble. Prices were rising all across the country. Here in northwest Florida, it was a bit more subdued.

Lynn Peters, the President of the Pensacola Association of Realtors says that the inventory of available houses in the Pensacola region was selling nicely in the months before Hurricane Ivan. As 2004 began there were over 21 hundred properties for sale in the market. By August, that was down to under 17 hundred.

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