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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Turtle Friendly Lights
3:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Casino Beach Getting New Turtle-Friendly Lights

Credit Gulf Power

Gulf Power and the Santa Rosa Island Authority are teaming up on a project to make Pensacola Beach a bit safer for both humans and sea turtles.

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UWF Military Grant
4:14 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

UWF Gets $350,000 To Help Military Families Jumpstart IT Careers

Credit UWF Innovation Institute

The University of West Florida will receive $350,000 to develop courses and provide scholarships for military service members and their families. The new program will be a partnership between the University's HAAS Center and the Innovation Institute at UWF.  Dr.

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Election 2014
3:35 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

2014 Voters To Decide Constitutional Amendments

Credit Photo via Flickr//Vox Efx

  While the governor's race has been the main topic of conversation heading up to Election Day, there are some proposed amendments to the state constitution on the ballot, too. 

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New Manna Home
2:17 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Manna Food Pantries Gets Closer To A New Home

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

  Manna Food Pantries has taken the next step in finding a new permanent home.

If you stopped by Manna's long time location in Pensacola, you'd see the non-profit operating out of a few construction trailers in front of its warehouse. But that may soon be changing. De De Flounlacker, the Executive director of Manna Food Pantries, says the food bank has closed on a 4.5 acre parcel of land  at the site of the former Escambia County School District textbook depot between N. Hayne Street and N. Tarragona Street in Pensacola.

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Philanthropy
3:19 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Impact 100 2014 Winners Announced

Credit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Over a $1 million was awarded among ten area non-profit organizations this weekend as Impact 100 for the Pensacola area made their annual gifts.

David Bear is on the board of directors of the Pensacola MESS Hall, "What we do is we really make an impact in our community with education on Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff, that is what the MESS Hall stands for and to be able to take our show on the road will reach a lot more people."

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Pensacola Beach
4:03 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Santa Rosa Island Authority Looks Ahead

Credit SRIA

  

The Santa Rosa Island Authority has agreed to hire a community planner to prepare for a future where its primary source of funding could soon disappear.

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Enterovirus Confirmed
3:03 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Enterovirus D68 Case Confirmed In Escambia County Child

Credit Centers for Disease Control

An 8-year old boy who lives in Escambia County is the first confirmed case in the area of an unusual respiratory illness.  And he's probably not the only case. The illness is caused by the Enterovirus, which is one of the many strains of virus that cause the common cold.

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UWF Law Program
3:16 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

UWF & FSU Partner On New "3 + 3" Law Degree Program

UWF President Dr. Judy Bense and FSU College of Law Dean Donald Weidner sign the new 3 3 law degree agreement.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The  University of West Florida is giving its best students a quicker pathway to a law degree. On Wednesday they announced a new partnership with the FSU College of Law.

UWF President Dr. Judy Bense made the announcement Wednesday afternoon that the University is partnering with Florida State University in a new "three plus three" law degree program. The program allows students to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years between the two schools. Bense says the program will save students a year of college time and expense.

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ITEN Wired Summit
3:17 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

ITEN Wired Summit Get Rave Reviews

The ITEN Wired Summit last week in Pensacola brought tech companies and tech workers and tech lovers together for about 36 hours. Almost 300 people who attended the event, which was the eleventh edition of the summit in the past eight years. Jim Rhodes, the chair of the ITEN Wired Planning Committee says this years edition was one of the most diverse, encompassing all aspects of business technology. He credits the members of his planning group.

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Animal Welfare
3:05 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Santa Rosa County Offers Low Cost Pet Spay Program

Pet owners in Santa Rosa County are being offered a low cost opportunity to have their animals spayed or neutered. Dale Hamilton, Director of Animal Services in Santa Rosa County says the county received a $25,000 grant from the Florida Animal Friend license plate program to help income-eligible residents of Santa Rosa County get their pets spayed or neutered. The program began on October 1 and will run until the grant money is gone.

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