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

Trump Using the ‘Art of the Deal’ on Romney? Could Mr. Noel Go to Washington? Huntsman for Senate in 2018? – Episode 161 (12/1/16)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan critique Trump’s cabinet picks; is Trump using ‘The Art of the Deal’ on Mitt Romney?; Could Utah State Rep. Mike Noel get picked to head the Bureau of Land Management?; Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. says he’s open to running for Senate in 2018; Voter participation in Utah […]

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Which Utahns may Join Team Trump, Can Religious Libertarians Abide a Muslim Registry – Episode 160 (11/24/16)

For Thanksgiving this year Jim, Dan, and Natalie discuss political turkies and other current happenings around Utah, including: whether Mitt Romney or House Speaker Greg Hughes may actually join the Trump team in D.C.; the “Zion Ceiling” at the new Eccles Theater; how the idea for a ‘Muslim Registry’ clashes with Conservative notions of religious […]

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Still Counting Votes in SL County, UofU Athletic Audit, & the Trump Transition – Episode 159 (11/17/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie talk about the many thousands of votes still to be counted in Salt Lake County, making many local races still too close to call; the audit of the University of Utah athletics department that came back, and the findings?… not much; Jim and Dan talk about the process on […]

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Fear and Loathing from the Dems, Glee from the GOP – the 2016 Election Results – Episode 158 (11/10/16)

Well, the results are in. What a shocker. A ‘Black Swan Event”. Jim, Dan, and Natalie share their experiences and feelings after election night. Natalie offers her thoughts on how this election hurt women generally; Jim frets about who President-Elect Donald Trump may surround himself with; and Dan is gleeful over the surprisingly good results […]

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Nasty Robocalls, Leaked Debate Questions, FBI Throws Weiner’s Emails into the Dumpster Fire, & Utahns Get Your Ballots in Quick! – Episode 157 (11/3/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie find plenty to discuss with less than a week before the big election: Utah Republican officials stumped for Trump at the capitol this week; Is the U.S. Supreme Court really so important for Republicans to vote for Trump?; Utahns get nasty robocalls about Evan McMullin claiming he’s gay; The […]

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