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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

Technical Producer: Andy Heaslet

May 8, 2018

Dr. Malaika Horne is the author of the new book, Mother Wit. She is also the founding director of the Executive Leadership Consortium – College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). Previously she served as a professor at Webster University and has served as the managing...


Apr 24, 2018

Lewis Reed, according to his bio on the City of St Louis website, "has spent over two decades serving the people of St. Louis in elected office, civic and charitable involvement. He is currently the President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and serves as the head of the legislative branch of city government. Reed is...


Apr 17, 2018

On his campaign website, DeMarco Davidson writes, "I have been blessed to teach & serve in schools and after-school programs, worked for non-profits, organized political campaigns, challenged City & County ballot issues, mentored youth, served behind the scenes in the church & the streets during Ferguson, assisted in...


Apr 10, 2018

The Universal African Peoples Organization (UAPO) was founded as an extension of three major legacies: Those of Marcus Garvey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the principles identified during Missouri’s first and second Statewide Black Peoples Conventions held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1984 and 1986.

Zaki Baruti is...


Apr 3, 2018

Joe Roddy Jr grew up the son of an Irish political powerbroker in the city of St Louis, but he's spent the last 30 years making a name for himself as the pragmatic Alderman for the 17th Ward, overseeing some of the city's most robust development during his tenure.

Hank Thompson with Alderman Joe Roddy

Here's a look at how the conversation went:

Part 1:...