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 142 (7/21/16)

This week Natalie, Jim and Dan talk about the raucous Republican National Convention happening this week, Trump’s pick of Mike Pence for his running mate, and how the Utah delegation along with Sen. Mike Lee tried to disrupt Trump’s nomination with a roll call vote.  Also Jim gives a shameless plug for Lee’s Democratic challenger […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 141 (7/14/16)

This week Matt Lusty with the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce joins Dan and Jim in the studio.  They discuss this week’s special legislative session and a bill that would give a tax break for building a new data center to lure Facebook to Utah.  Other bills include one to enhance penalties for people who […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 140 (7/7/16)

This week Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill joins Natalie and Dan for the first time on the show. They talk about why the D.A. is a partisan position. Also the recent incidents of filmed police brutality in Salt Lake City and Baton Rouge, LA, and the question of how can we make sure […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 139 (6/30/16)

This week Natalie and Dan are joined by Rep. Brian King representing “The Left”. They discuss Tuesday’s Utah primary results and what it’s like to be a state lawmaker on primary election night. Also, what the ‘Brexit’ referendum could mean for Utah, the Oakland City Council’s vote to keep Utah’s coal out of their port, […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 138 (6/23/16)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Dan talk about the Dalai Lama’s visit to Utah, the Trump campaign’s financial woes, and Hilary’s potential VP picks.  In the second segment they discuss the Utah Guv’s race and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox outshining Gov. Herbert with his passionate speech in support of LGBTQ people after the Orlando shooting, […]

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