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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Restore Workshop
3:54 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Restoring The Gulf Workshop Planned For Pensacola Beach

A ship floats amongst a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. (2010)
Credit Photo via Flickr//Kris Krug

There's a day-long event planned for next Wednesday in Pensacola Beach designed to summarize all that's happened in and around the Gulf in the four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Boston Marathon 2014
2:59 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

LISTEN: At The Finish Line In Boston With Brian Spencer

Credit Brian Spencer

Pensacola City Councilman Brian Spencer ran his fifth Boston Marathon on Monday. After the race he spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett on his cell phone from the finish line. They started with the atmosphere at the start of the race.

Brian Spencer says, "Absolutely celebratory and at the same time solemn... more than 30,000 people observed a moment of silence."

On running by the blast site:

"I wanted to focus on the families and the victims who were affected by this event. I think I did that."

On the atmosphere of the run:

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Free Syphilis Testing
3:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Free Syphilis Testing Offered In Pensacola

Credit Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

Syphilis is nothing new. "Syphilis has been a problem in Escambia County for as long as the Escambia County Department of Health has been around which is 193 years" said Dr. John Lanza, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County. But over the past four years the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease in Escambia County has risen dramatically.

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Blue Wahoos 2014
3:52 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Blue Wahoos 2014 Season Opens Thursday Night

An image from Opening Day 2013. This year's season gets under way Thursday night.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

It's opening day! The Pensacola Blue Wahoos start their third season in Pensacola Thursday evening at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium with a game against the Tennessee Smokies.

WUWF's Bob Barrett was at the stadium earlier this week for Media Day, and spoke to Blue Wahoo's owner Quint Studer and manager Delino DeShields about the upcoming season.

Highlights:

Quint Studer on the Blue Wahoos third season:

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Reds Rain Out
1:30 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Big Crowd - No Baseball. Reds And Blue Wahoos Rained Out

Things were soggy on the field early Friday afternoon at Bayfront Stadium.
Bob Barrett WUWF News

It rained most of the day Friday, but when it began to let up at 5:30pm, the grounds crew took the tarp off the infield and got to work. And when Chloe Channell started singing the national anthem Friday night  in front of a huge crowd at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium...it looked like the historic exhibition baseball game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and their parent club the Cincinnati Reds was finally about to get under way. But Mother nature can be cruel sometimes...and midway through the anthem the rains returned and the game never got underway. 

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