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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

Aug 9, 2022

Another in-depth political discussion on this week’s episode of the KDHX podcast Tangazo. ——

Adolphus Pruitt, long-time President, of the Stlouis city branch of the NAACP, along with Michael Wesly Jones of the Stlouis American and my broadcast partner, political insider Tim Person, joined me for a recap of this past Tuesday’s primary elections in Stlouis City and County. ——

There’s a general feeling of disappointment that the turnout was so low in both the city and county.
All agreed that Bush v Robert’s, race for the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District House seat was really over before it started. The race wasn’t competitive as had been expected. ———

Nor was the race for the Stlouis County Council seat, in Stlouis counties 1st district, featuring Jennings Councilman Terry Wilson, attempting to defeat Stlouis County Council Chairman, Rita Heard Days. Wilson was thoroughly trounced in spite of receiving support from County Executive, Sam Page and his Democratic allies on the County Council. ———

The panel agreed, that Page's reaction to the primary outcomes was rather pathetic, suggesting that all Democrats should rally around defeating the Republicans, on the County Council, as if it were Republicans and not Democrats, that illegally conspired to deny Council Chairman Rita Days, her right to the chairmanship. ———

All agreed that Pages motivation, is simply to neutralize the two African American women on the council and their ability to work around the white Democrats on the council , when they deem it to be in the best interest, of the Black community in Stlouis County. -----

Produced by Sasha Hay for KDHX