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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 30, 2018

This special episode of Tangazo is dedicated to Charlotte Ottley. Charlotte is a public relations consultant and long time friend of host Hank Thompson. She is in urgent need of a kidney donor. We are joined by Larry D. Bonds, former heart transplant recipient and founder of the "Larry D. Bonds 4 Life Foundation",...

Dec 21, 2018

Host Hank Thompson warmly welcomes Adolohus Pruitt, who is President of the St. Louis City's branch NAACP. A lot of valuable information is exchanged, as they discuss the NAACP, new emerging opportunities that should be embraced within our communities, the Progressive Agenda and much more! 


Dec 11, 2018

For this special episode of Tangazo, Housing activists Rani Abston and Gwen Imani Cogshell join host Hank Thompson. Rani is the director of The Rolla Renters Association and Gwen is a member of The Universal African Peoples Organization. We sit down and discuss housing issues around the state of Missouri, raising...

Dec 4, 2018

This special episode of Tangazo is in honor of Arthur "Chink" Washington, Commiteeman of the 21st ward in St. Louis. Host Hank Thompson warmly welcomes Elbert Walton, Mike Jones and Ben Phillips, as they discuss Chink's impact, legacy and their many great memories of him. They also chime in on the current state...

Oct 23, 2018

BASIC Inc's CEO Oval Miller and Clinical Supervisor Michael Badgeman join host Hank Thompson for a special, yet memorable episode of Tangazo. Both men discuss a bit of their backgrounds, BASIC Inc. and its strong commitment to improving the St. Louis Community, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and more!