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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

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...

Aug 11, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson for an in-depth look at Saint Louis City and County politics. Today’s special guest is the Honorable James McGee, Mayor of Vinita Park in North Saint Louis County. Also joining are Tangazo regulars Tim Person and social justice activist Reverend Darryl Gregory Gray.

Discussions included the...

Jul 29, 2021

Join Hank Thompson and guests as they discuss race riots, particularly the 1917 East Saint Louis Race Riot and how it serves as an example of how race riots often occurred to oppress minority communities throughout 18th and 19th century America.

This episode’s panel includes Dr. Charles Lumpkin of Penn...