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.

Ben McAdams undercover, Steve Urquhart and ‘whispers’ from The Church and attack ads in the CD3

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter of Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams’ three-day experience as a homeless person; former state Sen. Steve Urquhart’s Facebook post regarding lobbying efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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‘Skinny’ health care, a White House leak and tennis in Pioneer Park

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 failure of Senate Republicans’ “skinny” health care bill; whether or not Gov. Gary Herbert will ever play tennis in Pioneer Park; Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci’s departures from the […]

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Orrin Hatch calls out Mike Lee, Herbert throws his support behind John Curtis and Greg Hughes’ ‘war room’

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 Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee’s differences on Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act; Gov. Gary Herbert’s somewhat unprecedented endorsement of Provo Mayor John […]

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“Made in America” week, Utah County growth and health care

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 Senate Republicans’ failure to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act; the White House’s “Made in America” week; an explosion of population growth in Utah County; and Salt Lake County […]

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Young politicos on health care, Bears Ears and the 3rd district race

Matt Lusty from the Hinckley Institute of Politics fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Middle and is joined on The Right by Natalie Callahan from the Utah Young Republicans and on The Left by Lorcan Murphy of the Young Democrats of Utah. They discuss the future of the Bears Ears National Monument; the roots […]

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