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 (276)

Why it's so hard to agree on the causes of inflation

Apr 4, 2022
As inflation hits 40-year highs on several key metrics, not all economists agree on the causes.
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Inflation expectations are causing this toy store owner to stock up

Apr 1, 2022
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys, said her store's inventory is high leading up to Easter — partly because she wants to avoid future inflation.
"We have everything from plush Easter bunnies to Easter chocolate," said toy store owner Irene Kesselman. "As well as other things that are non-Easter that will go into a basket, like bath bombs and pencils and that kind of thing."
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In a time of war, "sustainability of the government is No. 1," says former Ukraine finance minister

Mar 21, 2022
Ukraine’s economy is being strangled, says Natalie Jaresko, citing the need for international support as well as Russian reparations.
Ukraine will need hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction, said Natalie Jaresko, shown speaking in Washington, D.C. "The first source of that should be reparations from Russia."
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The marketing CEO trying to bridge the pay gap for Black influencers

Mar 17, 2022
Compensation in the influencer space is like the "wild, Wild West," says LaToya Shambo of Black Girl Digital. Her company wants to change that.
"I'm definitely seeing a lot of brands step up," says LaToya Shambo, CEO of Black Girl Digital.
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Federal Reserve lifts interest rates a quarter point

Mar 16, 2022
Citing high inflation and the tight labor market, Fed Chair Jerome Powell announces the first rate hike since 2018.
Powell: The Fed is "committed to bringing inflation back down and also sustaining the economic expansion.”
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Could Russia return to a Soviet-era command economy as Western sanctions tighten?

Mar 9, 2022
Russia has been transitioning to a market economy. But its war on Ukraine and the sanctions that have followed could turn back the clock.
Red Square in Moscow. "A lot of private businesses are essentially being squeezed off from any financing," said Chris Miller at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. "And what's going to remain is largely the state-owned part of the economy."
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After 2 years in the pandemic economy, businesses still face uncertainty

Mar 7, 2022
But it's not necessarily the pandemic that's driving it. Three businesses on three continents share what they're seeing.
Small businesses have been through a lot of stress and uncertainty in the last two years, and the war in Ukraine is creating new challenges.
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is rippling through the customs business

Mar 1, 2022
Gretchen Blough, a customs broker in Erie, Pennsylvania, explains how the geopolitical turmoil is affecting her company.
The EU and Canada have banned Russian planes from their airspace, and that's being felt throughout the supply chain. "There's all kinds of commercial flights that have been interrupted because of this," customs broker Gretchen Blough says.
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Amid wave of sanctions, Russia's energy sector is getting off pretty light so far

Feb 28, 2022
Oil and gas are key to the Russian economy, yet penalties are focused elsewhere. Could that stance change?
The construction site of a Russian platform that will hold liquified natural gas.
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The CEO of homebuilders' chief trade group doesn't see shortages letting up soon

Feb 11, 2022
Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, discusses the challenges facing his industry.
An exterior of the house selected as this year's New American Home at the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida.
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