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The GM strike marches on

Sep 20, 2019

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Sean McHenry

Associate Producer

SHORT BIO

I direct the evening broadcast show, where I also produce host interviews. Yeah, I usually pick the music.

What was your first job?

I would do odd jobs like baling hay back in high school. But the first actual paycheck I got was for cleaning an office on the weekends.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Computer crashes.

In your next life, what would your career be?

For some reason, I've always wanted to be a band manager for a struggling but vibrantly creative musician.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Health care.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My headphones. A multipurpose tool.

 

Latest Stories from Sean (135)

Building a marketplace for voices

by Sean McHenry Sep 5, 2019
The managing director of Voquent weighs in on the voice-over economy.
Miles Chicoine, left, founding managing director at Voquent.
Courtesy of Voquent

Economists want to end hotel room job interviews

by Sean McHenry and Kai Ryssdal Sep 4, 2019
For many American economists, hotel room job interviews used to be the norm. A new policy from the American Economic Association wants to change that.
One year ago, Ph.D. student Kathryn Holston wrote a memo criticizing interviews in hotel rooms at the American Economic Association's annual conference.
Courtesy of Kathryn Holston

Is the government ready to regulate the tech industry?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 30, 2019
At a town hall discussion moderated by Kai Ryssdal, the answer seemed to be "no."
Diane Katz, left, from the Heritage Foundation, and "Marketplace's" Kai Ryssdal, right, at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech town hall on July 16, in Aspen, Colorado.
Stuart Isett/FORTUNE

The economic realities in the heart of coal country

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 19, 2019
Jennifer Silva's book details the lives, fortunes and politics of people living in a Pennsylvania coal town.
A Donald Trump sign hangs in the window in the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border in 2018.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

When it comes to the wealth gap, race and family matter

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 8, 2019
Writer Maura Cheeks looks back at how race has affected her family's finances over several generations.
A march for the Poor People's Campaign in New York City's financial district on March 18.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Behind the scenes at the Fed

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 31, 2019
Kai Ryssdal spoke with a former Fed governor about what it's like to be in the room when the FOMC makes a major decision.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The GOP lost the budget fight ... again

by Kai Ryssdal, Andie Corban, and Sean McHenry Jul 24, 2019
John Harwood of CNBC explains why Republicans "support spending cuts in theory" but have a hard time getting there in practice.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, above, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., negotiated a budget deal this week that increases federal spending.
Juan Mabromata/Getty Images

Screen-free parenting coaches are cropping up around the country

by Amy Scott, Andie Corban, and Sean McHenry Jul 16, 2019
Can't figure out a way to occupy your child that isn't device-based? There's a consultant for that.
Children's screen use often worries parents.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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A mochi maker faces Brexit

by Leisha Santorelli and Sean McHenry Jul 16, 2019
How a love of mochi turned into a sweet business.
Little Moons mochi ice cream in London.
Courtesy of Nick Horowitz and Little Moons

Ed Sheeran is about to pull off the highest-grossing concert tour of all time

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jul 3, 2019
More than Taylor Swift. More than Beyoncé. Sheeran's winning formula comes down — in part — to volume.
Ed Sheeran performs at Mt. Smart Stadium in 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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