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9/24/2018: Infrastructure Innovation; Matt Bridgewater; Rail Safety; Epic Fails; Cole Pepper

Monday on First Coast Connect we heard about the JAX Chamber’s upcoming Infrastructure Innovation Summit with Chamber Vice-President for Entrepreneurial Growth Carlton Robinson and Amin Toufani, CEO of T Labs in Silicon Valley who will be one of the event’s speakers (01:03).    

Our latest segment of First Coast Success with Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Brune- Mathis featured Matt Bridgewater from Gem Products (19:28).

This is National Rail Safety Week. We spoke with the chief of CSX’s police force, Sean Douris,  about raising awareness of rail safety (25:01).

We spoke with the co-authors of the Epic Fails series of books, Erik Slader and Ben Thompson, about  their most recent collaboration (34:21).

Cole Pepper talked about the Jaguars disappointing loss Sunday to Tennessee and college football wins by Florida, Florida State and Georgia as well as Tiger Woods winning the Tour Championship, his first win in five years (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.