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.


Local Elections
5:33 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Recount Likely In Santa Rosa District 2 Race

Credit Santa Rosa County

  At face value the Republican primary in Santa Rosa County for the Board of Commissioners District 2 nomination looked like any other primary race. Until you noticed that both candidates were incumbent commissioners. Bob Cole is the sitting commissioner in district 2 and is running for his fourth term on the board. Jim Melvin is the current district 4 commissioner, but because of redistricting he now lives in district 2, so to seek a second term on the board he had to run against Cole. Take those circumstances, add an extremely low voter turnout and you get a very close election.

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Local Elections
10:23 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Meiss Defeats Thompson For Milton Mayor's Office

Milton Mayor-Elect Wesley Meiss
Credit Meiss For Mayor facebook Page

For the first time in 20 years, there will be a new mayor in the city of Milton next year.

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Early Education Grants
3:33 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

States To Compete For Early Education Dollars

Credit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Department of Education has announced a new grants competition for states to develop or improve their early learning programs. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement about the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition that will help states build, expand and improve high-quality preschool programs for children from low- and moderate-income families.  The grants are for states to develop preschool programs or to improve or expand on existing programs.

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Pensacola Beach Ambassadors
5:27 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Ambassadors Inform Public About Sharing The Beach With Coastal Wildlife

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

If you've been out to Pensacola Beach anytime this summer you've seen them. Large portable party tents being used as beach umbrellas. And for the most part everyone thinks that's great. The problem starts when the sun goes down but the tents stay up.

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Military Bratz
3:37 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Military Bratz Vs The Cyber Bully: New Book Focuses On Military Kids

A band of superheroes is teaming up with school kids around the world to battle the evil supervillain Cyber-bully!

That's what happens in the new book "Military Bratz" written by LaTangela and Gwen Newsome. LaTangela, who starred in the Nickelodeon series "Tania", collaborated with her mother on the book, which highlights the unique problems of children in military families. They spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett about the idea behind the book.

What they talked about:

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