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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

May 23, 2022

I’m not proud of the last episode of the KDHX podcast Tangazo.
My sincere concerns for our country,  for our democracy and for the well-being of African Americans across the nation, weighed heavily on my mind last evening. ——

I had what I believed to be a  great diverse panel, including retired print journalist, former interim managing editor of the St. Louis American Newspaper and a founding member of the GSLABJ, LS Lockhart. Along with Michael Wesley Jones, award-winning Senior editorial columnist for the St. Louis American Newspaper. ———

Lastly, we had former St. Louis Comptroller, Virvus Jones, father to Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. ———

A great panel to discuss the impact overturning Roe vs Wade might have on our basic freedoms as Americans and the fact that Our Democracy is threatened across the board. ——

Things got heated very quickly as I lost my patience with Virvus’s position on just about everything, lol including the idea that black voters had no political power to which I argued that some 29 states are busy enacting laws to limit and control the black vote. ———

I quoted comments from US Congressmen James Clyburn Democratic Representative from South Carolina, concerning the real threats to our Democracy. ———

I wondered out loud why the black body politics wasn’t more concerned about the upcoming midterm elections, which could result in the demise of the America that black folk have fought and died for hundreds of years!
Today, unfortunately, I am just as worried as I was before taping last evening’s episode of the KDHX podcast Tangazo! ——
Produced by Sasha Hay for KDHX