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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

Jan 13, 2022

In this episode, our guests look back on the life of renowned actor and civil rights activist Sidney Poitier. Today's panel share what the work of Sidney Poitier meant to them and how he personified the essence of self-respect within himself and his work. Host Hank Thompson is joined by broadcaster Bernie Hayes, short film producer Owen Woodard, and Portfolio Arts and Education Gallery founder Robert A. Powell.

Each guest talks about their current efforts to further the preservation of African American history in the area and throughout the nation. The panel discusses how black communities must come together to strengthen themselves in the face of destructive forces and injustice.


Burnie Hayes


Robert A. Powell


Owen Woodard


Hank Thompson