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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Manna Resumes Service
6:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Manna Food Pantries Resumes Service Next Week

Food is ready for distribution at the Manna Food Pantries warehouse. The building was under 5 feet of water in April, destroying most of Manna's inventory.
Credit Bob Barrett

  Three months after losing its building and most of its inventory to April's flood Manna Food Pantries is set to resume service later this month.  Dee Dee Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries announced that service will resume on Monday, July 28 just a few days short of the three month anniversary of the flood.

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In Quicker
7:48 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Going To The ER? Now You Can Wait At Home

   Nobody has a good time at the emergency room. And time after time, one of the mosts consistent complaints ER patients have had is the long wait to see a doctor. Now, there's a new trend that is spreading to hospitals nationwide: waiting for you emergency room visit at home.

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Complete Florida
5:24 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

"Complete Florida" Helps Returning Students Complete Degrees

Dr. Pam Northrup
Credit University of West Florida

If you have been thinking about going back to school to finish your degree, the State of Florida and the University of West Florida have a new program just for you. Bob Barrett spoke about the "Complete Florida" program with Dr. Pam Northrup, Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Innovation Institute at UWF.

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Escambia School Issues
2:38 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Escambia County Schools Plan For Suspensions And Taxes

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas
Credit Escambia County School Board

School may be out for the summer but the Escambia County School District has been busy dealing with issues for the coming school year and beyond. Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas Says the county is instituting a new policy that allows students who are put on out of school suspension to make up the work they miss and not get an automatic zero.

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90Works Wins Donation
2:50 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

90Works Gets 10 Grand From MiLB

90Works Executive Director Cate Jordon accepts a check for 10,000 dollars from Minor League Baseball Charities and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos for flood relief efforts.
Credit Rachel Reust / 90Works

If Cate Jordon wasn't a Blue Wahoos fan before, she sure is now. Jordon is the Executive Director of the local non-profit organization 90Works. Earlier this month, the Blue Wahoos announced that 90Works was chosen to receive a 10 thousand dollar donation from Minor League Charities.

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