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.

Obama’s Final Address, Trump’s Team in the Hot Seat, & OR Threatens to Leave Utah Again – Episode 167 (1/12/17)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie talk about the upcoming legislative session and the Our Schools Now petition movement – will it force legislators’ hands on raising education funding?; Barack Obama’s final address as president and his legacy; the latest on allegations that Russia may have compromising information about incoming President-Elect Donald Trump; Black Diamond […]

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State Inauguration, Public Pushback on Homeless Shelters, & How to Spend Political Capital – Episode 166 (1/5/17)

This week Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joins Natalie and Dan to talk about the opening of 2017 and the state inaugural events. Also the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer who’s protesting the group’s participation in President-Elect Trump’s inauguration; 3-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman’s recent remarks to Utah political and business leaders; how Salt […]

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Best Gripes of 2016 – Episode 165 (12/29/16)

In this show we highlight some of the best gripes from Both Sides of the Aisle in 2016. So sit back, grab a mug of warm eggnog, and enjoy the show! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Review of Utah Politics & News in 2016 – Episode 164 (12/22/16)

For the week before Christmas Jim, Dan, and Natalie review the political high-points and low-points, winners and losers of 2016 in Utah. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Homeless Shelters, Amazon Deal Confusion, Russian Meddling – Episode 163 (12/15/16)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about Salt Lake City’s four new homeless shelters – did the state give the city enough money? Should other cities also shoulder the homeless burden?; the confused reporting on Utah’s sales tax deal with Amazon; Russia’s meddling with the U.S. election and Trump’s nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex […]

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