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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

Mar 16, 2023

Solidarity was our theme for last evening’s recording of the KDHX podcast, Tangazo. ———

I was joined in studio by some of St. Louis’s, “finest,” four African American lawyers including Celeste Dotson, Chairman of the iconic Mound City Bar Association. ———

Esteemed veteran defense Attorney Charles Kirksey, Attorney Celeste Dotson, Attorney Ruby Bonner, who spent four years in the St. Louis Prosecutors office and social justice activist, Attorney Jerryl Christmas, were my guest for a riveting discussion, on the latest attempt to remove St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, from office. ——-

Attorney Christmas, who’s UTube video garnered close to five thousand views, destroying the pretext, that Missouri State Republicans, are using in their latest attempt to remove St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, from office. ———

We discussed our dismay with,”careerist,” black elected officials, who rushed to support Republican efforts , to usurp the rights of St. Louis voters, to elect candidates of their own choosing. ———

Our was a, no holds barred conversation about our need to support our embattled St. Louis Circuit Attorney, as demonstrated by the prestigious Mound City Bar Association, who’s membership has included the likes of the late Frankie Freeman and Margaret Bush Wilson, Forriss Elliott Sr. the late Ira Young, Federal Judges Clyde Cahill and our dear friend Federal Judge, Charles Shaw. ———

It occurred to me that Kim Gardner, might consider running for mayor of St. Louis, as she has overwhelming support from the black community and progressive minded people, as demonstrated by winning her reelection with over 70% of the votes in the 2021 race for StLouis Circuit Attorney.
Kim Gardner, embodies the qualities of strength of character and has the courage, to stand up for the rights of poor people to be treated fairly, by a criminal justice system that continues to persecute black people, for being poor. ———