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 · 1 comment · 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 […]

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Guest Editorial- NC-NAACP v. McCrory Comes to Winston-Salem

For the last two weeks Winston-Salem has taken center stage as the host city of the federal lawsuit NC-NAACP v. McCrory. This case will have national implications for the voting rights of all citizens. A number of legal scholars have stated that the North Carolina statute is one of the […]

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3rd Shift- The Dark Heart of a Dream… Welcome to the Mercy Seat, Paul Foley

By Chad Nance “But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.” – Leviticus 16:10 “And what we students of history always learn […]


3rd Shift – A Gambler’s Nightmare, North Carolina Politics in the Age of Paranoia

By Chad Nance  “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm


The Electric Camel Pod Jumps the Shark

Chad and Tim jump the shark and talk about the causes and conditions that may be driving the current rash of shark attacks off North Carolina’s beaches.  Michelle M. McCullough, Project Planner for the City/County Planning Board, comes in the studio to discuss Winston-Salem’s architectural treasures and the new book “Winston-Salem’s […]