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 Nick Licata (2014)
Council Conversations with Nick Licata (2014)

Labor laws, homelessness and medical marijuana businesses are among the topics of discussion on Council Conversations with Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata. Will a new city office of labor standards provide tougher enforcement of its workplace laws, including paid sick leave and an ordinance against wage theft? How is the city addressing a growing homelessness problem? Will Seattle receive revenue from the state to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries? Plus, Licata talks arts and culture and looks ahead to 2015 and the City Council`s new district-based elections. He joins host Josephine Cheng at Hugo House in Capitol Hill for these topics and more.