Boston Marathon Attacks Lead To Changes At Red, White And Boom

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Columbus officials say Red, White and Boom presents the city's biggest challenge for maintaining public safety.(Photo: Flickr)
Columbus officials say Red, White and Boom presents the city's biggest challenge for maintaining public safety.(Photo: Flickr)

Hundreds of thousands of people will cram into downtown Columbus Wednesday night for the annual Red, White and Boom fireworks display. With those beautiful explosions comes an increased risk to public safety. Concerns are especially high this year after the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon.

For more on just how big of an undertaking Red, White and Boom is, and the changes being made in light of Boston, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Amanda Ford, Columbus’ assistant director of public safety.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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