Legacy Matters Episode 53: Don Shelby, Part 1
Journalist Don Shelby is a Minnesota Institution. His work for over 40 years as anchor, investigative reporter and environmental correspondent at WCCO-TV and WCCO-AM in the Twin Cities not only made him a household name, but familiar face in living rooms across the Midwest. After retiring from WCCO, Don continued to pursue his passions, most recently as climate activist and environmental steward.
Sam, Jim and Sarah were delighted to sit with Don to partake in his wisdom, life stories, most memorable interviewees and sage advice for the next generation. The talk went so well, we made it into two parts! Join us this half as we tackle the idea of what it means to be a citizen in American today, why Americans have a duty to create “informed opinions” and Don’s personal transformation into a more curious and empathetic young man.
He currently serves as Senior Advisor for Science Communication & Journalism at The Geoversiv Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Foundation exists to support, connect and empower innovative projects oriented toward achieving social good, through promotion of climate solutions, clean energy, responsible enterprise, education, peace building and expansion of the civic space.