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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Minor League Charities
12:29 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Baseball Charity Offers $10,000 To A Local Non-Profit

Credit Minor League Baseball

A national charitable group is making a $10,000 donation to a local non-profit and you get to help decide which one gets the windfall. 

Minor League Charities, a national cooperative effort of all minor league baseball teams across the country, is donating the money through the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.  Jonathon Griffith, Executive Vice President of the team said they decided to leave the choice of which non-profit gets the finds to the team's fans.

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Hurricane Evacuation
4:42 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Alabama and Florida Rehearse for Hurricane Evacuations

Credit Photo via Flickr//Jenni S

When a hurricane is spinning around in the Gulf, one of the biggest decisions is when to order an evacuation. It's an order that's not given lightly, and it's one that requires a lot of preparation. Two weeks ago, the state of Alabama had a dry run. Tony Harris, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Transportation, says the state holds the rehearsal every year, where they practice making Interstate 65 a one-way highway going north.

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Hurricane Season 2014
4:50 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Governor Scott Talks Hurricanes In Pensacola

Gov Rick Scott at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

A hurricane season information session turned into a campaign appearance Monday morning as Governor Rick Scott and other officials addressed the media at the Escambia County Emergency Management Center.

The governor appeared with members of the state emergency management team and the national guard to talk about hurricane preparedness. Nothing new was said, just reinforcement of the basic message from the Governor: have three days worth of food and water, make a plan, and have an emergency kit available.

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Hurricane Preparedness
1:37 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Hurricane-Disaster Preparedness Day Event Held On Saturday

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward address the crowd at Community Maritime Park
Bob Barrett WUWF News

The threat of thunderstorms kept the early morning crowds light but over a dozen service organizations and agencies set up at Community Maritime Park Saturday morning for the first annual Hurricane-Disaster Preparedness Day.

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VA Resignation Reaction
1:42 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Shinseki Resigns: Rep. Miller And Senator Nelson React

Eric Shinseki resigned as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday, in what President Obama said was a decision spurred by a desire to not distract from efforts to fix the agency's problems. Earlier Friday, Shinseki spoke at a conference in Washington.
Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

Once President Obama announced VA Secretary Shinseki's resignation Friday morning, Republican Congressman Jeff Miller, chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs issued a statement through a press release.  Here is the text of the statement:

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