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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: Jeron Wilson

Jul 29, 2019

In this week's episode, we talk with Dr. Lance McCarthy about economic development, "black tech" in St. Louis, and how our African American communities can innovate in high-growth industries.


Jul 23, 2019

Broadcasting veteran Mike Claiborne joins us today for a discussion about his experience getting to where he is today as one of the few black sports broadcasters who was not a former professional athelete, as well as his views on the state of broadcasting today.


Jul 8, 2019

In this week's episode of Tangazo!, former St. Louis city comptroller Virvus Jones and the right Rev. Darryl Gray join us to talk about national versus local politics, childhood poverty in St. Louis, and coalition building among the city's political leadership.


Jun 21, 2019

State Senator Brian Williams, who represents Missouri's 14th district, joins us along with the Right Reverend Darryl Gray in studio. We discuss the challenges of working with a Republican majority in the state senate, balancing the needs of district and region, and what we need from the next generation of...


Jun 3, 2019

Alderwoman Heather Navarro and The Right Reverend Darryl Gray join us in the studio to speak about Ward Reduction, The label of progressive, and the quantity and quality of leadership among the young voices in our political system.