Shaw discusses how she attempts to not editorialize during her broadcasts, but that it is impossible to completely separate journalism from activism. She talks about how the choice of topics she covers is itself influenced by who she is. She mentions some of these topics, including the achievement gap, poverty, and the urban-rural divide. She gives some examples about the importance of educating people about race relations and other topics.

Renee Shaw is a journalist with Kentucky Educational Television. This interview took place on December 14, 2018 as part of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and University of Kentucky Libraries.

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