Council Conversations

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Join host Josephine Cheng to learn more about the Seattle City Council members. Find out why they got into politics, what drives their decisions and why they love the Emerald City. Tune in each month to hear more from one Council member as Cheng dives into their history as politicians in a different spot around town - a spot that means something to each lawmaker.

Host Josephine Cheng has been a Seattle television reporter, host, and producer for more than 20 years. She started at KOMO as a daily news reporter, interviewing presidents, governors, mayors and everyday folks. Then as feature reporter for KING’s Evening Magazine, she travelled the world, bringing home stories from China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, and Hollywood. At KCTS/PBS, she hosted the financial show, About The Money, produced The Golden Apple Awards spotlighting outstanding teachers, and produced award-winning arts documentaries. Josephine’s work has been recognized throughout her career: she has won 14 Regional Emmys, as well as several national awards from the American Federation of Women in Television, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Asian American Journalists Association.

Council Conversations with Bruce Harrell
Council Conversations with Bruce Harrell
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell joins host Josephine Cheng at his alma mater Garfield High School to talk about his passions, which include social justice issues and making Seattle a safe and prosperous place for all. Harrell, a former corporate lawyer, graduated at the top of his high school class and went on to become a University of Washington football star. Harrell, who has served on the Council since 2008, joined the crowded race for mayor this week. He got his start in public service in 1979 working for the Seattle City Council under then Council President Paul Kraabel.