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8/7/2018: Thrillist Loves Jacksonville; McLaughlin Trump Tariffs; Science On Tap

Kevin Meerschaert

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with online travel magazine Thrillist’s Miami editor Matt Meltzer who published a glowing review of Jacksonville last week, calling it a hidden gem and the most misunderstood city in America (01:11).

Portfolio Manager with Legacy Trust Family Wealth Services Chord McLaughlin spoke with us about how President Donald Trump’s tariffs are impacting the economy (26:55).  

Organizers Josh Gellers and Eddie Whistler told us about Wednesday’s inaugural Science on Tap at 6 p.m. at Intuition Ale Workswhere University of North Florida professors John Anderson and Jack Hewitt will discuss the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe (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.