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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 24, 2023

This episode of the Tangazo Podcast from KDHX, pays tribute to Oval Miller Sr, founder and long time CEO of Basic, “Black Alcohol/drug information services agency,” which has served as one of StLouis’s premier treatment providers, for 40 plus years. ------

Michael Batchman, has been with Basic, for over 36 years as a Clinical Supervisor, he joined me in studio, for this discussion on substance abuse  programs, available for the African American community and how Basic has incorporated black culture,into its treatment strategies. -----

We’re also joined by Dr. Mary Norwood PhD, founder of “Senior Solutions Third Generation,” her  focus is on senior citizens who suffer from substance abuse issues. -----

We recalled the mass drug overdose tragedy in the winter of 2022, the worst in StLouis’s history, that resulted in 8 deaths all African Americans, living in city managed senior citizens apartments, on Forest Park Blvd in the central west end. ------

 Ours is a very serious necessary conversation with information, that you might find useful when dealing with a family member are friend , dealing with alcohol are drug abuse issues. ------