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The Electric Camel Pod – Running Amok in Raleigh & Making Your Way in Camel City

Tim and Chad sit down to talk about the incredible, anti-human legislation that poured out of Raleigh at the end of the 2015 legislative session.  In the second segment the guys welcome Rev. Terrance Hawkins from Winston-Salem First to discuss the realities of being young and African American in a […]


3rd Shift… Suffer the Little Children… Busting the Budget in this Age of Swine

By Chad Nance “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” – Matthew 7:6, KJV “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and […]


3rd Shift… Rockin’ in the Free World… Free Time with Bernie Sanders

By Chad Nance Photos by Alexander Nance “Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, News, Politics/Government
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“But then, just for the hell of it, you decide to up the ante”- Review- Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods

Dr. Jon Epstein Greensboro College Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice In “Magicians of the Gods”, investigative journalist, and archaeological gadfly, Graham Hancock follows up his investigations into humanities deepest history first presented in the 1995 bestseller “Fingerprints of the Gods”. As in its’ predecessor, “Magicians of the Gods” poses […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Columns, Education, Features, Guests
3rd Shift… Summer of the Gun… Violence Against Women and Why We Allow It

3rd Shift… Summer of the Gun… Violence Against Women and Why We Allow It

By Chad Nance “Singing, holy Toledo I can’t see the light anymore (Hank Williams said that) All those horizons that I used to guide me are gone (I’m damn sure Van Morrison said that …) And the darkness is driving me farther away from the shore (I said that.) Throw […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, News
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Afternoon Special 3rd Shift… Students and Teachers Return to School While Legislators Still Can’t Get the Job Done

By Chad Nance “If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.” -Barry Goldwater Their poll numbers are hovering at historical lows (somewhere between advanced trigonometry and scabies) yet the North Carolina legislature soldiers on, wreaking […]

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The Electric Camel Pod – Councilman Dan Besse Discusses the Proposed Cloverdale Apartments Project

Chad and Tim sit down for a special episode to discuss a proposed retail/high-end residential project that could change the face of Winston-Salem’s Ardmore neighborhood.   Southwest Ward City Councilman Dan Besse joins the boys for an adult conversation about the growing controversy around this project.  


3rd Shift… Raleigh’s War on Winston-Salem… You’re Either For Us or Against Us

By Chad Nance “If you smell something, say something.” Jon Stewart On Friday August 7th the Winston-Salem City Council called a special meeting between themselves and our legislative delegation – the group of men and women who are supposed to be representing our interest in Raleigh. The entire enterprise went […]

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Guest Editorial – Saving Oak Flat

San Carlos Apaches’ modern-day fight to save sacred lands and protect us all from an unprecedented alliance of American politicians and foreign mining corporations

by · August 9, 2015 · 37 comments · Columns, Guests

‎3rd Shift – Truth in the face of Stupid… Outside Agitators Try to Drag Winston-Salem into the Culture War…

By Chad Nance “You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.” N.W.A. “Revolutionary suicide does not mean that I and my comrades have a death wish; it means just the opposite. we have such a strong desire to live with hope and human dignity that existence without […]