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.

Special Elections, Shauna Lake and Mormons Building Bridges

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss KUTV anchor Shauna Lake’s DUI charges; Jon Huntsman Jr.’s delayed confirmation as ambassador to Russia; Mormons Building Bridges denied a spot in the Days of ’47 Parade for the fourth time; […]

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FBI Director James Comey Fired, Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Comments of the Week and the Utah Jazz Fall to Golden State

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Pres. Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey; Sen. Orrin Hatch’s comments on health care and Bears Ears; the results of the French election; and the Utah Jazz’s […]

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More Jail Beds for Salt Lake County, Ranked Choice Voting, National Monuments Under the Microscope, and More – Episode 183 (5/04/17)

This week Natalie is joined by Rep. Mike Winder on The right, and Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Hoauk on The Left to talk about the continuing fallout at the University of Utah; State Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham announcing her retirement; two Salt Lake City Council members say they won’t run again; and the Salt Lake County […]

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What’s Jason Thinking?, The Huntsman Cancer Institute Kerfuffle, and Reviewing the Antiquities Act – Episode 182 (4/27/17)

This week Natalie Gochnour is joined by Senator Gene Davis filling-in on The Left, and Senator Todd Weiler filling-in on The Right. They talk about what Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s next move may be after announcing he’ll give up his job in a few months, and how would a special election to replace him work; What […]

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Chaffetz Won’t Run Again, Turmoil at Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Our Air Quality Gets an ‘F’ – Episode 181 (4/20/17)

This week Former State Senator Steve Urquhart fills-in for Natalie Gochnour, and is joined by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Rep. Dan McCay. They discuss whether America is safer today than 6 months ago, or not; How Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s announcement that he won’t seek reelection in 2018, and Fox News host Bill […]

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