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.

Ballot initiative bingo and convention predictions

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis. They discuss the Utah congressional delegation’s response to the U.S.-led missile attack on Syria after the Assad regime allegedly used chemical weapons on its people; the citizen initiatives that will likely end up on the […]

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Utah’s gender pay gap and the fear of “reefer madness”

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 status as the state with the widest gender pay gap; The LDS Church joins the Utah Medical Association’s condemnation of the medical marijuana ballot initiative; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg […]

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Sinclair must-runs and Utah, The “Doobie” State

Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by Sasha Luks-Morgan of the Young Democrats of Utah and on The Right by the Utah Young Republicans‘ Erik Roan. They discuss the Sinclair-issued statement about fake news heard on local TV stations; the student-led activism of the […]

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Gun reform and Romney’s right turn on immigration

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the March For Our Lives demonstration and requests for gun control; Mitt Romney says he’s Right of President Donald Trump on immigration; the new census question that could result in […]

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Trump energizes Utah dems and infighting in the UT GOP

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by former State Representative Holly Richardson, and on The Left by former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. They discuss the outcome of caucuses in Utah; 18 candidates fielded by the newly formed United Utah party; the upholding of controversial election law SB 54 by the 10th Circuit […]

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