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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

Nov 18, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson as he talks with his panel of guests about ward reduction, redistricting, and how to go about avoiding conflicts of interest and unfavorable political actions.

Today’s guests are Kathleen Farrell, city unit leader of the League of Women Voters of Metro Saint Louis; LaShanna Lewis of the group

Oct 21, 2021

Join Hank as he talks with Dr. John Wright Sr., PhD and his sons Dr. John Wright Jr., PhD and Dr. Curtis Wright, PhD about African American history in Saint Louis. The panel discusses various historical sights and events that shaped the black community.

The group takes a look at the Wright family’s latest book...

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...