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.

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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Turmoil for the White House, an Outdoor Retailer Showdown, and Did Paid Outsiders Scream at Chaffetz? – Episode 172 (2/16/17)

The session is half way over, and this week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about the Outdoor Retailer showdown with Utah lawmakers over their resolution asking President Trump to scrap the new Bears Ears National Monument and trim back parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Also, the turmoil for the White House this week […]

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Week 3 of the Session, Utahns March to Support Refugees, and Lawmakers Urge Trump to Rollback Bears Ears – Episode 171 (2/9/17)

It’s the third week of the legislative session, and this week Natalie, Dan, and Jim talk about Jim’s criticizing of last year’s audit of the University of Utah’s athletic program; Dan challenges the Our Schools Now ballot initiative proposal with his (HB255); the state GOP drops its lawsuit of Count My Vote laws, but are […]

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Week Two of the Session, Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee, and Will the Zion Curtain Fall This Year? – Episode 170 (2/2/17)

It’s week two of the legislative session, and Natalie, Rep. Dan McCay, and Rep. Brian King discuss Trump’s conservative SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch, and Trump’s executive rocky roll-out of a travel ban on seven Muslim countries. And more locally: will the Zion Curtain fall this year?; Will we get a new Hole in the Rock […]

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Week One of the Session, Speaker Hughes Focuses on Homelessness, and Lawmakers Hear Utah Women Roar – Episode 169 (1/26/17)

It’s the first week of the 2017 legislative session, and Dan, Jim, and Natalie are recording on Capitol Hill. This week they discuss Speaker of the House Greg Hughes’ passionate opening speech highlighting homelessness as a key issue for the state, and how he later angrily rejected allegations that he was somehow involved with the […]

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