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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.

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 95 (8/27/15)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in on the Right) discuss the political climate now – is there a populist, anti-establishment surge brewing? Also Salt Lake’s new direct flight to London, lobbyists in the state capitol building and exposed Utah government emails on the Ashley Madison website.  Also, did Governor Herbert go too […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 94 (8/20/15)

With no one on The Right this week, Jim converses with Natalie on her experience working with Federal agencies like the EPA and HHS.  They also discuss the Legislature’s decision to approve the Salt Lake airport site for a new prison, the legislature’s special session, two lawmakers accusing the EPA of purposely leaking toxins from […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 93 (8/13/15)

This week the gang’s back together.  Greg, Jim, and Natalie mull over Donald Trump’s latest gaffs, the presidential race, Salt Lake Mayoral contender Jackie Biskupski blowing past incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker in the primary, and the Legislature’s prison panel picking Salt Lake as their choice site for a new penitentiary. Podcast: Play in new window […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 92 (8/6/15)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Thomas Wright (filling in on the Right) talk about the upcoming Republican Presidential debates, the Salt Lake Tribune outing “WhiskeyPete” (aka Mayor Becker’s spokesman) on the online comment forums, a prison hunger strike, an upcoming prison commission decision on a new location. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.9MB)

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 91 (7/30/15)

This week Natalie, Chris Bleak (filling in on the Right), and Peter Corroon (filling in on the Left) discuss rumors that Sen. Orin Hatch might be keeping the door open to another run, a new poll on redistricting, Sen. Mike Lee running afoul of fellow Republicans, the Broadway musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ opening in […]

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