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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 (125)

My Economy

This musician's violin is the best partner she's ever had

by Liz Sanchez and Sean McHenry Jun 18, 2019
Aside from her spouse, that is.
For violinist Keiko Tokunaga, her instrument is more than just a tool for work. "It is a part of me," she says.
Arthur Moeller
The Big Book

In Baltimore, segregation can be felt even in your wallet

by Kimberly Adams and Sean McHenry Jun 7, 2019
One journalist spent years reporting on segregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He found that segregated communities can shape our economic futures.
A mural of Freddie Gray near the location where he was arrested is pictured in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Will India be Trump's next trade war target?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jun 4, 2019
Following tariffs on China and Mexico, India's change in trading status change makes it look like a multi-front trade war.
The flags of the United States and India sit on a conference table during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Are the Trump tariffs working as intended?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry May 20, 2019
A former Trump trade official weighs in on the intention behind the president's tariffs.
President Donald Trump at the National Association of Realtors legislative meetings and trade expo on May 17 in Washington, D.C.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

In the Bay Area, even doctors struggle to make ends meet

by Sean McHenry May 14, 2019
A resident says medical school "made almost no financial sense."
"When I first moved out to the Bay Area for medical school, I was very excited," said Anita Lowe Taylor. "It's a good program. I really appreciate the people I work around. But it really made almost no financial sense."
Courtesy of Anita Lowe Taylor
My Economy

My Economy: How the Pine Ridge reservation regroups after floods

by Liz Sanchez and Sean McHenry May 13, 2019
A South Dakota tour business prepares for its busiest season in the wake of Midwestern flooding.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
Tatanka Rez Tourz
My Economy

My Economy: Dealing with trade uncertainty

by Daniel Shin and Sean McHenry May 6, 2019
Todd Adams just wants to see an end to trade and tariff volatility between the U.S. and China.
"I can’t say that we’ve shifted any more manufacturing back to the U.S. based on the tariff," said Todd Adams, president of stainless steel manufacturing company Sanitube, about last year's steel tariff. Above, a steel market in China in 2018.
AFP/Getty Images

What happened to the rom-com?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry May 2, 2019
Wesley Morris, writer and New York Times critic, reflects on its seeming demise.
 
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

After the grounding of its 737 planes, can Boeing's messaging convince flyers?

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Liz Sanchez Mar 14, 2019
Boeing faces a tough public relations challenge in the coming months, following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 planes. The question is, how will the company control the messaging to the air-faring public? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke…
A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on Dec. 8, 2015, in Renton, Washington.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
My Economy

Making a video game about your life

by Sean McHenry Mar 7, 2019
Catt Small's newest game puts the player in very familiar shoes — her own.
For Catt Small, creator of the game "Sweetheart," game development is about "trying to understand ways to communicate what it means to be a person to other people." 
Courtesy of Catt Small