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 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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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 132 (5/12/16)

This week Jim and Natalie are joined by Sen. Todd Weiler (filling in for Dan on The Right).  They discuss the heated gubernatorial race, where Gov. Herbert has changed his position on Common Core and SAGE Testing since facing criticism from GOP challenger Jonathon Johnson.  They also talk about Utah’s political “bench” and who could […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 131 (5/5/16)

This week Natalie is back from Cuba to join Jim and Dan in studio. They talk about Ted Cruz dropping out of the presidential race leaving Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee.  Also, John Huntsman Jr. now supports Trump, and what is wrong with the GOP.  In the second segment, Governor Herbert’s “speed dating” […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 130 (4/28/16)

On the show this week, Dan, Jim and Matt Lusty (filling in for Natalie) discuss Utah’s party conventions and the race for governor. Also, big victories by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in northeastern primaries, the potential sale of the Salt Lake Tribune, and more. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes […]

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