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

Minimum wage vs. living wage, special elections and health care

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 94-hour workweek required to afford a two-bedroom apartment on minimum wage; a growing rift between the Utah Legislature and Gov. Gary Herbert over special elections procedures; the lack of […]

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Gun Control, Drama in the Utah Democratic Party and the Golden State Warriors

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss gun control after the shooting at the Congressional Republicans’ baseball practice; what we learned from former FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimonies; infighting within the Utah […]

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What to do about Gary Ott, Hourglass Appreciation Night and Our Schools Now

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 declining health of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott; a promotional night gone wrong by the Ogden Raptors; changes to the educational funding initiative Our Schools Now; and Pres. Donald […]

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Winder Goes to Moab, Reporting Errors at the DABC and Covfefe

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder’s new job as Moab police chief; millions of dollars in reporting errors at the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control; the list of 3rd district candidates […]

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United Utah Party, a New GOP Chairman and 3rd District Candidates

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 United Utah Party, formed for centrist Republicans and Democrats; the Utah GOP’s new chairman, Rob Anderson; all the candidates lining up for a chance at Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant […]

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