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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

Dec 10, 2019

In this week's episode, Hank returns from break, and his guest is Steve Conway, Chief of Staff for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, former City Assessor and Alderman from the 8th Ward. Topics include efforts related to the unification of the City and the County, the Better Together proposal, consideration of privatizing...

Nov 26, 2019

Guest host Virvus Jones talks with Dr. Will Ross, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University about the St. Louis City/County divide, the intent and fate of the Better Together proposal, and future strategic planning for local economic development. For more information check out: St....

Nov 15, 2019

In this week's episode, guest host and St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones interviews Darren Seals, of Sankofa Unity Center, about gun violence in St. Louis and creating meaningful change in communities that need it. Later, Tishaura shares some info about credit scores from the city's Office of...

Nov 7, 2019

In this week's episode, guest host and local attorney Jerryl Christmas holds a wide-ranging discussion with Shira Truitt, president of the Mound City Bar Association, and author Sylvester Brown about development in St. Louis, the black political talent pipeline, and some hot national topics.  

Oct 30, 2019

In this week's episode, Hank's guest host is Mike Jones, current member of the Missouri Board of Education and editorial writer at the St. Louis American. Mike and the Rev. Darryl Gray discuss the Workhouse, the church's relationship with black politics, and police violence.