PrintBoth Sides of the Aisle is a weekly debate over politics, policy and current issues facing the state of Utah, featuring voices representing the Right, the Center, and the Left.

Representing the Left is Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis (D), on the Right is State Representative Dan McCay (R), and speaking for the “common sense middle” is Natalie Gochnour, an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.  The show is produced by Ross Chambless.

Both Sides of the Aisle attempts to help you understand the important questions facing residents of this state, while proving that Republicans and Democrats can sit in a small room and have a meaningful conversation.

Join the conversation – Tune in Thursday mornings at 10:30am and Sunday mornings at 11:30am on KCPW, 88.3 and 105.5 FM.

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 137 (6/16/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie talk about Rep. Mia Love and a recent Salt Lake Tribune poll showing she’s lagging behind Democratic challenger Doug Owens. Also, how some people think Mia could be a VP pick for Trump, the hit Broadway play Hamilton is coming to Salt Lake next year, and the response in […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 136 (6/9/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie are back together again in the studio. They talk about Hilary Clinton securing the nomination for the Democratic Party, and whether a 3rd party candidate could disrupt the GOP side of the race. Natalie says she’s a “no” for Trump, but can’t support Hilary either.  Also, Utah lawmakers get […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 135 (6/2/16)

This week Matt Lusty, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce joins Jim and Dan in the studio.  In the first segment they discuss Paul Huntsman closing the deal on purchasing the Salt Lake Tribune, and Sen. Hatch’s prematurely-published editorial in the Deseret News about his meeting with (and continued opposition […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 134 (5/26/16)

This week Natalie and Dan are joined by former state Democratic lawmaker Pat Jones. In the first segment they discuss the Salt Lake City airport no longer providing smoking rooms for travelers, Sen. Todd Weiler’s proposal to require porn-blocking software on all cell phones in Utah, and buildings in the Sugar House area could get […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 133 (5/19/16)

This week Rep. Angela Romero (filling in for Jim) joins Natalie and Dan to talk about Gov. Herbert’s remorse over his secretly recorded fundraising comments, and this week’s special legislative session. In the second segment Angela shares her unique perspective on the controversial Bear’s Ears national monument proposal as someone who is half Native American. […]

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