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6/4/2018: Trump Tariffs; Nancy Hogshead-Makar; Hurricane Financial Prep; Cole Pepper

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Coils of steel wire sit stacked in the shipping area of the Grupo Acerero SA steel processing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in March. Mexican steel will be subject to a 25 percent tariff.

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with UNF Political Science Professor Matt Corrigan on how President Trump’s recent tariffs could affect Florida (01:29).  

Ahead of this week’sShe Is Fierce! Wednesday speaker series talk we were joined by Olympic gold medalist and champion of women’s rights Nancy Hogshead-Makar (28:34).

With the hurricane supplies sales tax now underway in Florida we were joined by Mary Svoboda, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Lending Officer of Jax Federal Credit Union to talk about how you should prepare your finances for hurricane season (39:25).

Cole Pepper joined us to talk about Florida State’s women’s softball team playing this week in the NCAA championship series and Florida Gators men’s baseball team a win away from the super regionals and the Jaguars off-season practices this week (46:00).  

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.