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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 9, 2022

I’ll title this episode of the kdhx podcast Tangazo,” To be are Not To be!” ------

Is it better for St. Louis to maintain status quo, in both St. Louis City and St. Louis County, fragmented with 90 plus municipalities, with each having their own individual government structures. ———

is that good for the city or county are indeed the St. Louis region, is the question we addressed on this week’s episode, of the kdhx podcast Tangazo. ——-

Tim Person and I were your host for this discussion, our guest included Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones and St. Louis Cities 27th ward Alderwoman, Pamela Boyd, chairman of the Aldermanic Black Caucus, both offering the pros and cons of consolidating, the city and county into a single entity.
Along with StLouis Post Dispatch Columnist, Bill Mcclelland and old friend Attorney Forriss Elliott Sr., who added some historical perspective, on past efforts to discuss merging StLouis City, into St. Louis County and racial obstacles, that prevented those discussions from advancing. ———

Attorney Elliott, recalled filing lawsuits against the Ladue school district, for their mistreatment of African American students in the late sixties, perhaps supporting the notion that StLouis County school districts, would never agree to a unitary school district, as part of a city county merger. ———

Tim Person reflects on how the fragmented governments, are a burden to the StLouis region as a whole, while I, continue insisting that a unified school district, would be of great benefit to the region, as a whole and certainly to the African American communities in St. Louis city and StLouis county. ———