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The World Of Modern Fireworks

People gather to watch the annual Macy's fourth of July fireworks show looking over the East River on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The fireworks show returned to the East River for the first time since 2008. The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
People gather to watch the annual Macy's fourth of July fireworks show looking over the East River on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The fireworks show returned to the East River for the first time since 2008. The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

This is a very busy time of year for Zach Taminosian, a show designer and operations manager at Zambelli Fireworks. It has been a family owned fireworks company, based in New Castle, PA, since 1893, and designs everything from wedding fireworks to big shows like Thunder Over Louisville. Taminosian speaks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about the modern world of fireworks.

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Zach Taminosian, show designer and operations manager at Zambelli Fireworks.

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