Council Conversations

Face to face with City Council members

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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 Bruce Harrell (2014)
Council Conversations with Bruce Harrell (2014)
From cleaning up crime to funding public safety to bringing faster Internet service to under-served areas of Seattle, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell shares his priorities on Council Conversations. What is his opinion of the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O`Toole? Why test body cameras on police officers? What is the city doing to address police overtime? Plus, Harrell talks about his political career and lessons learned from his failed bid for mayor in 2013. He joins host Josephine Cheng at the Rainier Community Center to discuss these topics and more.