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 Emily Means.

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.

The Utah Legislature’s special session and the worst job in Washington is in Moscow

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 tax law changes made during the special session of the Legislature; infighting in Salt Lake City between the City Council and the Mayor’s office over the inland port negotiations; and […]

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The SCOTUS beauty pageant and more debates, please

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Holly Richardson (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton); and on The Left by Emily Hase, Salt Lake County Democratic Party 1st Vice Chair (filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City). They discuss the pageantry of President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination […]

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Fireworks season and Utah’s fast-growing population

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sasha Luks-Morgan of the Young Democrats of Utah, filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, and what it would be like for a Utahn to replace him; the […]

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Immigration policy and gun-violence prevention

Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in the political middle; on The Right, Erik Roan of the Utah Young Republicans sits in for Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton; and on The Left, Ermiya Fanaeian of the Young Democrats of Utah subs for Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss family separation at the U.S. […]

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Spencer Cox’s late-night Tweeting and the Inland Port Board’s non-meeting

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 Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s response to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy on immigrants crossing the border without documentation; Gov. Gary Herbert’s opposition to the nomination of Utahn Ron Mortensen to […]

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