Shawn Allee


Shawn is a recovering academic who found journalism to be a reprieve from "knowledge for knowledge's sake." He's contributed to several Chicago-area publications in addition to producing and reporting for several public radio outlets including Chicago Public Radio, The Environment Report, and This American Life.

Shawn is a graduate of Cornell College (Iowa), The University of Chicago Divinity School, and Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

Erika Celeste / Environment Report

This documentary is an in-depth look at the future of coal in this country.

The Environment Report explores the role that coal plays in our lives and in the lives of those who depend on coal mining for a living.

Can coal truly be a viable option in the new green economy?

Listen to the Documentary:


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3