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.

Dabakis announces his retirement from Utah Senate and Romney warms up to Trump

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 Dabakis stepping down from his Senate seat after six years in office; Mitt Romney’s gracious acceptance of Pres. Trump’s tweet, endorsing Romney for Senate; the possibility of abolishing the death […]

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Mitt’s announcement and Jon Stanard’s resignation

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 former St. George Rep. Jon Stanard’s abrupt departure from the Legislature; Mitt Romney’s anticipated announcement for Senate; House Speaker Greg Hughes’ visit to the White House; and the reflection of […]

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EnergySolutions gets a tax break and Trump’s economy

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 recent drop in the stock market and what it means for the economy; the LDS Church supports a bill that would make it illegal to record a conversation without […]

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Takeaways from Trump’s first SOTU address, Cox is governor for a night

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 Pres. Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address; Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox takes the reigns from Gov. Gary Herbert for a few hours; and the LDS Church takes […]

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The government shutdown, State of the State and Hughes v. Big Pharma

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 what came of the government shutdown and who’s responsible–Trump or Schumer; what Gov. Gary Herbert should be talking about in his State of the State address; and House Speaker Greg […]

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