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 Emily Means.

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 FM. The show can also be heard as a podcast on iTunes.

Utah’s big political spenders and Count My Vote’s day in court

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Utah’s major political donors and what it means for an individual to invest so much money in a cause or candidate; how Republican women are doing in the midterm elections; […]

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Mia Love’s mailers and the scooter takeover

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Emily Hase, Salt Lake County Democratic Party 1st vice chair (filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis). They discuss the scooter craze in downtown Salt Lake City; trash piling up after the implementation of Salt Lake City’s Call2Haul program; […]

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Breastfeeding in church and the Inland Port Authority’s first official meeting

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Michelle Quist (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton) and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Mormon news from the week, including a former LDS bishop on a hunger strike to end one-on-one bishop interviews and a Mormon feminist campaign urging […]

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Washington rapid-fire round and Zinke’s Pioneer Day fun

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the impact of tariffs and trade wars on Utahns; Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Utah on Pioneer Day; and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s response to Salt Lake […]

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The Utah Legislature’s special session and the worst job in Washington is in Moscow

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss tax law changes made during the special session of the Legislature; infighting in Salt Lake City between the City Council and the Mayor’s office over the inland port negotiations; and […]

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