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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

May 19, 2023

StLouis City black elected officials, might want to take a moment to consider, putting aside their differences and working together for the common good. ——-

That’s a winning strategy being used by north county mayors, Ella M. Jones of Ferguson and newly elected, social justice activist minister, Mayor Dinah Tatman of Bellefontaine Neighbors, as discussed with Tangazo host, Tim Person. ———

The mayor’s discussed their concerns about violence and crime, that are of an increasing concern, for inner ringed black communities. ——— 

Both Mayors Jones and Tatman, expressed their goals of stabilizing neighborhoods, increasing home ownership, attracting investment, new businesses and jobs for their majority black cities. ———

The two African American women mayors, have over thirty thousand residents between their two cities and are both concerned about regional growth and working together with other municipalities,for the common good. ———

Throughout the informative and interesting conversation, both mayors spoke of cooperation with their police departments and council members, as an important aspect of improving the “Quality of Life” for Ferguson and Bellefontaine Neighbors. ———