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.

The Big GOP Health Bill Vote, Will Herbert Veto the .05 Bill, and McAdams Taking Heat for a Homeless Shelter – Episode 177 (3/23/17)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about the big vote on the GOP health bill this week; the news that Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russia; Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s hearing; whether Gov. Herbert will veto come controversial bills including HB155 […]

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Winder Self-Edits His Wikipedia, the GOP’s Health Plan, and Utah’s .05 Blood Alcohol Level – Episode 176 (3/16/17)

This week Natalie, Dan, and Jim are back in the studio, and somewhat rested after the 45-day session. They discuss whether Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdam’s late disclosure about his homes near a proposed homeless shelter site was really a problem; Rep. Mike Winder spiffing up his own Wikipedia page; Jon Huntsman Jr. accepting […]

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Last-Minute Salt Lake Land Grab?, Tax Reforms Delayed, Barbershop Neck Massages, and More – Episode 175 (3/9/17)

It’s the final week of the session and Natalie, Jim, and Dan are talking about a last-minute bill to shape development in North West Salt Lake City that took city officials by surprise; tax reform efforts get delayed; a bill to raise food taxes dies; Sen. Howard Stephenson has an argument in front of school […]

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Goodbye Curtain, Hello Zion Moat?, Will Lawmakers Tax Food?, Budget Wrangling, and More – Episode 174 (3/2/17)

With the end of the session fast approaching Jim, Dan, and Natalie discuss whether former Gov. Jon Huntsman could be working for Trump’s administration after all; who would replace Attorney General Sean Reyes if he’s picked to lead the Federal Trade Commission; will the “Zion Curtain” be replaced by a “Zion Moat”; Speaker Hughes kills […]

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Outdoor Retailers to Leave Utah, a GOP Official Opposes Equal Pay for Women, and is Tax Reform in the Works? – Episode 173 (2/23/17)

It’s week five for the legislature and Jim, Dan, and Natalie discuss the Outdoor Retailers conventions deciding to leave Utah after a dispute with lawmakers, and how it’s a lose-lose-lose outcome for all.  Also, the Washington County GOP Vice-Chair’s letter criticizing equal pay for women that prompts outrage; The HB195 bill that would allow concealed […]

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