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Tangazo is a meeting place where we share ideas and explore efforts to improve our human conditions and quite simply make our lives better. All are welcome, none will be judged, but all are challenged to look beyond ourselves and our notions of how others think about issues of cultural​,​ political and social significance. We are building bridges of communication between the many groups that make up the St​. L​ouis Metropolitan Region by sharing and reflecting on the stories and lives of a diverse group of guests.

Host and Producer: Hank Thompson
Guest Hosts: Tim Person, Rev. Darryl Gray & Mike Jones
Technical Producers: Kevin Melter, Frankie Meixner, Ryan Voelkel, Jeron Wilson, Matt Patston, Jon Valley & Andy Coco

Oct 5, 2021

Our guests on this episode of Tangazo continue the conversation on violent crime in the Saint Louis area and focus on Mayor Tishaura O. Jones’ downtown crime initiative. Host Hank Thompson is joined by Angela Pearson, Special Projects Manager for Mayor Jones, who acts as liaison for a number of groups leading the way...


Sep 28, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson and his panel of guests as they discuss the impact of crime in our city and communities. Joining Hank is Sergeant Heather Taylor, Senior Advisor to Saint Louis Public Safety Director Dr. Dan Isom; Adolphus Pruitt, President of the Saint Louis City branch of the NAACP; and Lorenzo D....


Sep 22, 2021

 
Join Host Hank Thompson as, on this Episode, three dynamic women, from different parts of the country with different backgrounds, speak on recently passed Texas laws restricting a woman’s right to control her own body! 
 
Dr. Samantha Elliott Briggs, PhD. University of Alabama at Birmingham, social justice...


Sep 9, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson as he discusses the arrival of Afghan immigrants in the Saint Louis area. Hank is joined by International Institute CEO Arrey Obenson, third ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, sixth ward Alderwoman Christine Stroer Ingrassia, and fifteenth ward Alderwoman Dr. Megan Green.

Obenson estimates that Saint...


Aug 25, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson as he talks with social justice activist Reverend Darryl Gregory Gray, Saint Louis American columnist Mike Jones, and Missouri State Senator Brian Williams about the lack of unity amongst African American elected officials in Saint Louis County and City.

Today's spirited conversation also...