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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Gulf Breeze Task Force
1:49 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Gulf Breeze Creating A Storm Water Task Force

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Gulf Breeze City Manager Buz Eddy and other officials in the city were a little nervous this week. Thunderstorms were predicted to dumps several inches of rain onto an already saturated community. Eddy said "we were on the edge of our seats for awhile, but it wasn't enough to cause any problems".  Still, a high water table and some areas still with standing water had the city preparing for the worst. And preparation is a hot topic in Gulf Breeze. The city has announced the formation of a storm water task force.  

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Florida Road Rules
2:03 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

The Legislature's New Road Rules

Florida won't be joining states who have raised the speed limit to 75 mph.
Credit "Gone with the wind" by Marcin Wichary via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/5jhTyw

Governor Rick Scott has announced he will veto a bill passed during this year's legislative session that would have allowed the Florida Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on certain highways to 75 miles per hour. Any speed limit increase would have required a study of the highway in question. The Governor made the announcement after being lobbied by law enforcement agencies across the state and by  Florida AAA.

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ARC Gateway Anniversary
2:15 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

ARC Gateway Celebrates 60 Years

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

"You've never seen a bunch of people happier to come to work"...that's what Charles Brewer has to say about the clients who have jobs thanks to ARC Gateway. Brewer is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ARC Gateway, an organization that offers advocacy and services to people in the region who are intellectually and developmentally disabled.  ARC Gateway is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.

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Manna Storm Damage
1:42 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Manna Finds Help As It Looks To Rebound

Gov Rick Scott talks to Manna Food Pantries' Dee Dee Floulacker and Jay Bradshaw
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

When Governor Rick Scott came to Pensacola he spoke with many community and business leaders about recovering from last week's flood. He also spend a lot of time talking to Dee Dee Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries, the region's primary food bank.

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Flood Recovery
2:47 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Governor, FEMA Come To Town

Gov Scott greets FEMA officials as he arrives at Piedmont Road in Pensacola
Bob Barrett WUWF News

Christy Ball's Piedmont Road home suffered major damage in last week's flood. She attracted a crowd as she talked to the Governor and other city and county officials about what she and many other Pensacola residents are up against. Ball said she's been spending thousands of dollars out of pocket just to begin repairs to her home.

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