How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the fireworks industry

Ji Suk Yi

Fireworks explode as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays their annual patriotic celebration of America at Conner Prairie Amphitheater in Fishers, Ind., Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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The fireworks industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. With 4th of July fireworks shows canceled across the country, many fireworks companies are seeing a 75 to 90 percent decrease in business. Greg Kaplan, owner of Krazy Kaplans Fireworks, joins Ji to discuss how the virus has impacted his business and the fireworks industry across the country.

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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