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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

Sep 28, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson and his panel of guests as they discuss the impact of crime in our city and communities. Joining Hank is Sergeant Heather Taylor, Senior Advisor to Saint Louis Public Safety Director Dr. Dan Isom; Adolphus Pruitt, President of the Saint Louis City branch of the NAACP; and Lorenzo D. Savage, publisher of the “I Am ESTL” magazine.

Today’s panel provides perspective on the image of the metro east community as one that is plagued with crime and lawlessness. Lorenzo Savage talks of the positive aspects of his community and Adolphus Pruitt stressed that minority communities should not be neglected when it comes to police response and action to further perpetuate harmful images of these communities. Sgt. Taylor also provides examples of first-hand accounts of things she has witnessed during her time as a sergeant.

Adolphus Pruitt


Lorenzo D. Savage


Sgt. Heather Taylor


Hank Thompson


Podcast Editor and Curator is Kevin Melter, with Production Support from Ryan Voelkel and Jon Valley.