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About sehanley

Musician, journalist, teacher, technologist, consultant & former NPR station manager. A media and entertainment professional, journalist, entrepreneur, technology advocate, educator, student, mentor, manager, and media, musical and theatrical performer. Voice talent and coach for music and spoken word. I also act and sing (mostly jazz, but a lot of experience with choral, classical and musical theater, too). Brass instruments, too, but my AF ofM card lapsed years ago. Heard on the national jazz service, PubJazz, and in the Pittsburgh market on WZUM/Pittsburgh Jazz Channel. I also teach college level courses in media and journalism. I managed the leading NPR/public radio station in Pittsburgh, PA for 16 years, a few years later was GM of the NPR station WBHM in Birmingham, AL. I served for six very busy years on the NPR Board of Directors and have done much volunteer service for national and local organizations in the communities I have been privileged to live and work in. Former NPR Board Member, former President of the Pittsburgh Radio Organization, sometime musician, relentless technology advocate. Opinions expressed are not the viewpoints of any employer or affiliation past or present.

The Sears website is too busy – please visit a store..

Friday.  November 29th, 2013.  I just wanted to shop for tires.  Sears’ website is so overloaded, they encourage you to visit a store.  Including a map and FAQ page. It happens.   Chill out. But it is kinda funny… Advertisements

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50 Years and a Day

During this, 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, many people have been giving spin and perspective.  Some of it has been predictable, some, outrageous. It has been a special gift to turn my internet feed onto my television … Continue reading

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Big Bird, the Peacock and the Kangaroo vs NASA and Honey Boo Boo

The unexpected attention to Sesame Street and Big Bird this past week has caused a lot of discussion in various places.  It is not like we haven’t been here before. But having public broadcasting become a prominent part of the … Continue reading

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Changing Planes, Changing Plans

Changes in my life mean I’m back to flying more often.  The couple of years away from frequent air travel has reminded me how much it has changed.  This week marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Midfield … Continue reading

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..they pull me back in.

I’m back.  Back to public radio. At first, the clip from “The Godfather, Part III” came to mind: As apt as that Al Pacino moment may seem in the context of going back to the realm of coffee mugs and … Continue reading

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A Bridge not too high or too far

While traveling to the beaches of North Carolina last week, we took a route from Uniontown through Maryland on the way to West Virginia, and so on.   Google maps and the iPhone and the Garmin navigation unit all had different … Continue reading

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If money were no object..

Do you just go for the suit, the cars and the house, or the whole Iron Man regalia? Price range for a functional suit, “no charge” plus in-kind, to half a billion dollars.    Mind you, while this infographic shows … Continue reading

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