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Both Sides of the Aisle

Senator Jim Dabakis(L) and Representative Greg Hughes(R)

On the right we have Speaker of the Utah State House, Greg Hughes (R), on the left we have Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis (D), and speaking for the middle, Natalie Gochnour, Chief Economist and Senior Advisor to the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business, Univ. of Utah. The show is produced by Ross Chambless.

Natalie Gochnour

Natalie Gochnour

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 Saturday mornings at 7:30am on KCPW, 88.3 and 105.3 FM.

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 87 (7/2/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie talk about who is positioning for the upcoming election, and how to get more women into office.  Also a review of last week’s Supreme Court rulings and how it all might effect Medicaid expansion for Utah. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.1MB)

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 86 (6/25/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie talk about petty politics in Salt Lake City Mayoral race, rural Garfield County declaring a state of emergency, the Confederate flag finally getting the boot, and Jim and the Utah Attorney General’s office. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.5MB)

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 85 (6/18/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie discuss Police Chief Burbank’s sudden resignation after clashing with Mayor Becker over sexual harassment allegations. Also the Dems call on Rep. Justin Miller to resign, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush join the crowded presidential race, Utah’s budget forecasts looking good, and the public is getting grumpy about the prison […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 84 (6/11/15)

This week former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell fills in for Natalie to join Jim Dabakis and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg Hughes).  The gang discusses rifts between Mormons and non-Mormons, Utah’s 51st ranking in public education funding, political campaign contributions, Medicaid expansion, and caring for Utah children in poverty. Podcast: Play in new window […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 83 (6/4/15)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) talk about Amanda Smith going to private sector, Ken Ivory being accused of fraud, the FIFA bribery scandal, and Kirk Jowers leaving the Hinckley Institute.  Also Jim going camping, AirBnB gets kicked out of St. George, the TSA fails a security test, and how […]

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