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.

Jason Chaffetz cooks pancakes, Bears Ears faces a big cut and the LDS Church supports a baker who won’t make a cake for a same-sex wedding

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former State Sen. Steve Urquhart. They discuss former Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s appearance on Fox & Friends; Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments; Jon Huntsman Jr.’s Senate confirmation hearing for ambassador to […]

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Ballot initiatives, the 2026 Olympics and Mitt Romney in the Senate

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 Salt Lake City’s chance at hosting the 2026 Olympics; a growing list of ballot initiatives; Mitt Romney preparing to run for Sen. Orrin Hatch’s seat; and polling results for the […]

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DACA and immigration reform, the reactionary SLCPD and Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray. They discuss DACA and the future of immigration reform; the Salt Lake City Police Department’s reaction to the aggressive arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels; and potential candidates for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat — if […]

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BSOTA’s 200th episode: LIVE

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. Plus, special guest Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, pops in to celebrate Both Sides of the Aisle’s 200th episode. They discuss Hurricane Harvey, the airport TRAX extension and Operation Rio Grande. […]

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Operation Rio Grande, Hatch’s replacement and Trump’s Tone

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 the effects of Operation Rio Grande; Rep. Chris Stewart’s potential Senate bid; Pres. Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix; and an increase in housing prices in Utah. Podcast: Play in new […]

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