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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Governor's Veterans Service Award
1:59 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Gov Scott Honors Vets In Pensacola

Governor Rick Scott, Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and Congressman Jeff Miller. Thomas was awarded the Governor's Veterans Service Award Medal.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Governor Rick Scott was in town Thursday morning to award 227 local veterans a special medal...and talk just a little politics. 

Saying the Supreme Court "upheld our freedom of religion again this week", Scott made it clear how he stood on the recent Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby case.

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Rebuild NWF
4:25 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Rebuild NWF Celebrates 10,000 Homes Rebuilt and Repaired

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Garrett Walton, the CEO of REBUILD Northwest Florida remembers those days in 2004 when home after home suffered severe damage during Hurricane Ivan. 

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PSC2UWF
4:40 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

University Of West Florida And Pensacola State Make Getting A Degree Easier

PSC President Dr. Edward Meadows and UWF President Dr. Judy Bense sign the agreement that creates the PSC2UWF partnership.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College have announced an agreement to make getting a bachelor's degree easier on the panhandle.

Dr. Judy Bense, President of the University of West Florida was at Pensacola State College Monday morning to sign a new partnership agreement between to two schools. The program is called PSC -2- UWF...and it makes it much easier for a student to transfer from Pensacola State to the university to complete a bachelor's degree.

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Baptist LifeFlight Sale
4:21 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Baptist LifeFlight Sold To Colorado Company

A LifeFlight helicopter at the Jacksonville, FL location of Baptist Healthcare.
Credit Baptist Healthcare

In the late 1970's, Baptist Hospital in Pensacola established Baptist Life Flight. At the time it was the only air-ambulance service operating in the state of Florida and only the third established in the United States. Now, after more than 35 years, Baptist Life Flight has been sold to a Colorado based firm called Air Methods.

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Pet Friendly Shelters
4:42 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Have Pets? Here's What You Need To Know About Emergency Shelters

Animals with current vaccinations and registration can stay at a special shelter during an emergency.
Credit Photo via Flickr//Tracy Ducasse

No one wants to get stuck in a hurricane shelter. They are, and should be, a last resort for keeping you and your family safe. But what if your family includes pets? There are options. Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties all have an emergency shelter that will take pets. John Dosh, Emergency Manager for Escambia County says the idea for the shelters came after seeing the chaos in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina where so many pets were left behind and abandoned.

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