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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

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...


Dec 22, 2021

Joining us for this episode of Tangazo is retired Saint Louis journalist L. S. Lockheart, former KTVI and KMOX broadcaster Charles Jaco, Saint Louis American editorial columnist Michael Wesley Jones and Missouri State Senator Brian Williams of Saint Louis County’s 14th district.

The panel this week took a look back on...


Dec 1, 2021

Preserving the history of the African American community, that once flourished in Stlouis’s Mill Creek Valley area, is the the theme for the latest episode of the kdhx podcast Tangazo.
Tim Person, is the host for this thoughtful discussion on how black history is actually being preserved in the case of Mill...


Nov 18, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson as he talks with his panel of guests about ward reduction, redistricting, and how to go about avoiding conflicts of interest and unfavorable political actions.

Today’s guests are Kathleen Farrell, city unit leader of the League of Women Voters of Metro Saint Louis; LaShanna Lewis of the group


Oct 21, 2021

Join Hank as he talks with Dr. John Wright Sr., PhD and his sons Dr. John Wright Jr., PhD and Dr. Curtis Wright, PhD about African American history in Saint Louis. The panel discusses various historical sights and events that shaped the black community.

The group takes a look at the Wright family’s latest book...