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 Tom Rasmussen
Council Conversations with Tom Rasmussen

Outgoing Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen reflects on his three terms in office, why he first ran for City Council and what's next. Rasmussen, who announced earlier this year he will not seek reelection, caps a career at City Hall that has spanned more than a quarter-century. He also worked as a council aide and director of the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens. Plus, he offers advice to newly elected councilmembers and insights on the city's shift to council districts. Join host Josephine Cheng from the Log House Museum in West Seattle for Rasmussen's last appearance on Council Conversations.