Council Conversations

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About Council Conversations

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 Tom Rasmussen (2014)
Council Conversations with Tom Rasmussen (2014)
Three-term Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen joins host Josephine Cheng from the Highland Park Improvement Club in West Seattle to discuss the rash of recent gun violence in Seattle and how city leaders plan to tackle the problem. Plus, how can a new police chief restore trust in the police department, which is under a federal consent decree to curb excessive force and biased policing? Rasmussen also discusses transportation challenges and the shift in 2015 to electing most city council members by district instead of at-large.