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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

Apr 1, 2023

I should begin this post with a disclaimer, the KDHX podcast Tangazo, does not endorse any political candidates, nor are we involved with the candidates’s campaigns, that are guest on the show. ------
Our purpose is to present an African American perspective, on issues of importance to the various communities, that make up the StLouis metro area. -------
Tangazo cohost, Tim Person brings over forty years of political experience, into an insightful discussion, with several candidates, on the April 4th General Election ballot in StLouis City and County. ------ 
Bellefontaine Neighbors Mayor Reverend Tommie Pierson, is running for reelection in his north county bedroom community. He was accompanied by his son, former Missouri State Representative, Tommie Pierson Jr.. ------
Reverend Pierson is being challenged by Bellefontaine Neighbors, Councilwoman Rev. Dinah Tatman.
Political newcomer JP Mitchom, a candidate for the aldermanic seat in the new 7th ward in StLouis city, is one of only a few African American men, running for office in the city.
Incumbent 17th Ward Alderwoman Tina Pihl, is running for the seat in the newly created 9th ward. Phil’s aka “Sweet T,” is an architect with great qualifications, has fallen out of favor with the current city administration because of her willingness, to have another point of view. ------
Having the demonstrated courage to stand up against,”status quo” has brought much support from the activist community, for Alderwoman Pihl, in the personage of civil rights icon, Percy Green II. -------
Green and other well known activist, have publicly expressed their criticism and concerns, that the city’s only black newspaper, chose to support the white, less qualified candidate, who has publicly supported the effort to remove StLouis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner from office. ------
Also a Pihl’s victory would give the African American community, racial parity on the new 14 member, StLouis Board of Aldermen.
One can only wonder out loud, why a black mayor and a black newspaper, would not be in support, of the African American community, having an equal number of votes,
on the StLouis Board of Aldermen! ------
All of the above listed candidates oppose any efforts, to remove StLouis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from office, by any means other than by the voters, who overwhelmingly voted for her reelection in the 2021, general election. -------
I’d like to invite you to the last public forum for the aldermanic seat in the new 14th ward, scheduled Monday, April 3rd at downtown StLouis Central public Library, sponsored by the StLouis Place Neighborhood Association. -------
The forum starts at 6pm and ends at 7:45pm, yours truly will serve as moderator, as candidates Rasheen Lamont Aldridge and new comer Ebony Washington, present their last appeal to voters on the eve of the General Election.