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Electric Camel Pod(cast) – Checking in with the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership

Downtown Winston-Salem simply kicks a whole bunch of ass.   Chad & Tim work toward their own religious exemptions before sitting down with Jason Thiel with the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership.  They catch up on downtown Winston-Salem’s vibrant and expanding economy from the Wake Forest Innovation Corner to the West End. […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 1 comment · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Downtown
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Episode One- The Electric Camel Pod(cast) with Tucker B. Tharpe & Hanes/Lowrance

  The CCD News Hour is back!  Bowing to the over-whelming reality of what the show really is, Tim & Chad change the name to “The Electric Camel Pod”.  Chad goes on a bit of a rant about the realities of the Hanes/Lowrance situation and the reality of having a […]

by · February 5, 2015 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Downtown
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CCD News Hour – Take Your Daughter to Work Day – Gender Stereotypes & Bad Christmas Gifts

On the last show before Christmas the boys take a back seat to the girls when Chad and Tommy’s daughters take over the News Hour.  While the dads chill in the background they begin the show talking about the worst Christmas gifts they’ve ever received.  Back from the break they get […]

by · December 18, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Downtown
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CCD News Hour – Torture & the Lack of Personal Responsibility

The boys begin the show talking about the recently released report on the CIA’s depraved torture of terrorism suspects and how we are teaching our kids that there is no such thing as personal responsibility for your actions.  Tommy and Chad discuss the effect of allowing war criminals, police, and […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns
CCD News Hour – What is a Life Worth? Institutionalized Racism in the 21st Century

CCD News Hour – What is a Life Worth? Institutionalized Racism in the 21st Century

The boys discuss Chad’s new book, “Shape I’m In: The Camel City Dispatches” and all are shocked that Chad is actually going to “try Christmas” this year.  They are joined by Eric Ginsburg from Triad City Beat to discuss local journalism.  Tommy finally shows up and the guys get serious discussing […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Health
CCD News Hour – Chaos & Madness on the Forsyth County Elections Board – Recount!  Why Vote?

CCD News Hour – Chaos & Madness on the Forsyth County Elections Board – Recount! Why Vote?

The boys take some time to talk about the current state of chaos and nonsense at the Forsyth County Board of Elections.  Will current recounts and challenges serve to turn people off from voting?  Should it?  How does this kind of thing happen?  Tim and Chad go game show to […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns
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CCD News Hour – Community Theater – A Time to Kill – Where’s Tommy?

The boys spend the first segment coping with Tommy’s absence and discussing the new beltway, the Evil Dead TV show, and dirty hippies downtown.  Tim and Chad are joined by Twin City Stage’s Roger Wooten who fills in for Tommy to discuss his character in Twin City Stage’s “A Time to […]

CCD News Hour – Education & Inequities in the WS-FC Schools – School Board Candidate Kathy Fansler

CCD News Hour – Education & Inequities in the WS-FC Schools – School Board Candidate Kathy Fansler

It is education day on the Camel City Dispatch News Hour.  First the boys talk a bit about Prince and the Vagabond Saints Society then Chad lays out why every single sitting member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board needs to be replaced for failing this city, this county, and our children. […]

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CCD News Hour – Phil Berger, Dan Forest, George Wallace – Charlie Mellies – Who Does Anne Coulter Vote For?

After a short hiatus the boys are back talking about politics, life, and the need for a good Clerk of Court.  Chad launches, talons out, at Phil Berger and Dan Forest. (21st Century segregationists) Chad and Tommy go at it over the Hagan/Tillis match-up (Chad likes the pizza guy).  Clerk […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Downtown
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CCD News Hour- Voter Suppression – US Senate Race – Same as it Ever Was

The boys are back and talking about voter suppression, the US Senate Race, and Tim’s Scottish wedding.  They make a run at the Koch Brother’s Americans for Prosperity for an attempt to misinform voters in NC in order to suppress the vote… and we’ll find out what everyone did on […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns