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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World AIDS Day
5:09 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Pensacola Plans For World AIDS Day December 1st

  Plans are almost final for next week's World AIDS Day observance in Pensacola. 

Maurice Moody is a member of the World AIDS Day Planning Committee in Pensacola. He was speaking at a press conference held Tuesday morning about plans for this year's World AIDS Day. He said the theme of this year's observance is "Getting To Zero".

Moody says this means, " Zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related fatality. And, as an optimist, I believe we can do that."

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Fill The Mayflower
4:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Time To Fill The Mayflower For Manna

This Mayflower truck is parked at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola. Mann Food Pantries Fill The Mayflower food drive continues until Noon on Wednesday, Nov 26.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

  The Annual Fill The Mayflower for Manna Food Drive is underway at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola.  De De Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries says this is Manna's biggest food drive of the year, and the non-perishable food items being collected now have to last through the spring.

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Santa Rosa Scam
4:40 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Telephone Scam Impersonates Sherriff's Office

  If you get a call from the Santa Rosa Sheriffs' Office demanding money to take care of an outstanding warrant just hang up! It's another in a series of telephone scams that are becoming much more frequent in the area. Santa Rosa County Sheriffs' Deputy Rich Aloy, the public information officer for the department, says scammers have been calling people in the county demanding money to settle an outstanding warrant. The scammers is telling people they will be arrested unless they provide a credit card number to settle the claim.

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Santa Rosa Health
4:29 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Santa Rosa Announces County Health Improvement Plan

Credit Let's Go Northwest Florida

Health officials in Santa Rosa County have announced a plan to improve the overall health of county residents. The plan was first announced last year and has been reviewed and revised. Joann Vanfleteren, Operations Review Specialist for the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County says the state DOH created an initiative for for community health improvement planning. All 67 Florida counties are required to create the Community Health Improvement Plan.

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UWF Lab Program
5:45 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

UWF Lab Sciences Program Earns Accreditation Renewal

Credit UWF Clinical Laboratory Science

  The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program at the University of West Florida has been reaccredited for seven more years by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. UWF is one of only four schools in Florida with an accredited lab program. 

Dr. Behan explains,  "It's important to have an accredited program to meet the standards that are nationally set so that our students are doing exactly what anybody in any other state is going to do and then they are free to move to another state too."

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Affordable Care Act
6:03 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Health Insurance Sign Ups Begin This Weekend

Credit photo via Flickr//opensource.com

  The open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins this Saturday, November 15 and the local health care navigators are ready.

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Next Exit History
5:18 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

UWF App Brings History To You Anywhere

Dr. Richard Podemski and Brad Bowden signing the license agreement for Next Exit History™.
Credit University of West Florida

There's an app available for your smart phone that will lead you to some of the country's most...and least known historical landmarks.

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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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