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 and 105.5 FM.

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 119 (2/11/16)

Recording from the Capitol for the 3rd week of the legislative session, Jim, Natalie and Dan discuss the results of the New Hampshire primary. Also the issue of retirement benefits for Utah state employees; Jim’s bill to dismantle the “Zion Curtain” in Utah restaurants; the proposal to name a House office building after the late […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 118 (2/4/16)

This week Jim and Natalie are joined by Howard Headlee, filling in for Dan on the Right.  The group discusses the presidential race after the Iowa Caucus; a bill that says porn is a public health crisis; a sex education bill for Utah; the Public Lands Stewardship commission refuses to give Jim and another Democratic […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 117 (1/28/16)

Beginning this week we are recording from the Capitol with the start of the legislative session.  Jim, Dan, and Natalie discuss Justice Durrant’s call to the legislature to fund criminal justice reforms; The Presidential race and Trump dropping out of Fox’s upcoming debate ahead of Iowa; Mike Weinholtz’s  candidacy; Mayor Biskupski’s latest new hirings and […]

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 116 (1/21/16)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Dan talk about Democratic candidate Michael Weinholtz (likely) entering the governor’s race; Sarah Palin endorsing The Donald; Mayor Biskupski’s new appointments.  Also, a legislative preview: Jim’s proposal to overhaul education funding, and  coming reforms for earmarks and sales tax? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.7MB)

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 115 (1/14/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie talk about President Obama’s final State of the Union address, and the upcoming Utah State of State Address by Gov. Herbert. Also, the recapturing of El Chapo the Mexican druglord; Rep. Justin Miller gets sentenced to probation for stealing money from the Mayor McAdams campaign; Ken Ivory cleared of […]

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