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.


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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UWF Tennis
4:38 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

UWF Tennis Coach Reflects On A Perfect Season

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

This month, the University of West Florida's Men's Tennis Team completed a season that will be hard for anyone to match, let alone beat. They recently defeated Hawaii-Pacific to win the NCAA Division II national championship and complete an undefeated season. It's the third championship for the tennis program, and for head coach Derrick Racine.

Racine, who just completed his 16th year at UWF, sat down with WUWF's Bob Barrett to talk about the perfect campaign.

During the interview, Coach Racine talked about:

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College Savings
4:07 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

5/29 Day Highlights College Savings Plans

Example of savings growth in a 529 account.

5/29 is today's date. It's also the name of a savings plan to help save for a college education. 529 College Savings Plans are named after the chapter in the federal tax code that created them, and they allow families to save for a college education with federal tax benefits. All a person needs to have an account opened for them is a social security number. 

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UWF Cyber Security
8:56 am
Tue May 27, 2014

UWF Offers Cyber-Security

Credit UWF

This fall, the University of West Florida will be begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Cyber Security. They will also be offering a Masters designed for business people who will be cyber security managers, as well as three cyber security certificates. To learn more about the growth of this specialization, WUWF's Bob Barrett spoke to Dr. Sikha Bagui, Director of the Center for Cyber Security and the Chair for the Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida.

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Local News
3:45 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Big Thanks From Manna Food Pantry, But Need Persists

Chris Rutledge, President and CEO of Gulf Winds Credit Union presents a check to Jay Bradshaw and Dee Dee Flounlacker of Manna Food Pantries.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Chris Rutledge, the President and CEO of Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, stood in the sunshine at the Gonzalez Street headquarters of Manna Food Pantries Monday morning to present a check to help get the community organization back on its feet after last month's floods. The check was for over $146,000.

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