Both Sides of the Aisle

Ukraine, UFOs and the raucous State of the Union

Both Sides of the Aisle – Michael Parker fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss housing policy in Utah, the war in Ukraine one year after the Russian…

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Living Off the Land: Utah’s Public Lands and Gateway Communities

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 8, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses Utah’s public lands and the gateway communities that provide access to them. The panel will lay out the problems and opportunities presented by the popularity of these areas and what Utah can do to…

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The downed Chinese balloon, the State of the Union and water week in Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss the shooting down of a Chinese balloon in U.S. air space, President Biden’s State of the Union speech and the changes…

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Constructive Dialogue for Grand Challenges: Lessons Learned from Climate Change

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 10, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses how to foster a meaningful dialogue on society’s grand challenges ranging from environmental crisis to social and political upheaval. This event was put on to celebrate the University of Utah’s 50th anniversary of its…

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Ending the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the vote for a new state flag and other bills on Capitol Hill

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss the ending of the federal COVID-19 emergency declaration, the murder of Tyre Nichols and a poll showing most Americans believe the…

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Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 26, 2022) — This week on the program, a forum with election law expert Richard Hasen on his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It.”  According to a survey performed by the Pearson Institute and AP-NORC, 91 percent of U.S. adults say…

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Teacher pay, school vouchers and transgender treatment bills on Capitol Hill

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss the Utah legislation joining teacher pay raises with a student voucher program and the controversy surrounding a lobbyist’s comments about the…

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All Dried Up: How We Can Save the Great Salt Lake

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 19, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the future of the Great Salt Lake, the negative effects caused by its rapid drying and the efforts to conserve the lake and its waters. The political will to address the drying Great Salt…

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More classified documents, the start of the 2023 Utah Legislature and the Bees buzz off to Daybreak

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss President Biden’s second batch of undisclosed classified documents, the controversy surrounding Rep. George Santos’ falsified credentials and Moderna quadrupling their COVID-19…

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Preparing for a Brilliant Future: Renewable Energy in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 28, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the current state of energy production and distribution in Utah. They also talk about Utah’s efforts to decarbonize its energy portfolio and the future of energy in a rapidly changing world. Included on the…

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