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 Right is State Representative Dan McCay (R), on the Left is a rotating cast of Democratic state lawmakers and political observers, 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 Anthony Scoma.

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.

Changes to the presidential candidate field and state and local taxes

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the Kamala Harris dropping out of the presidential race, billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer joining the presidential field, the next phase of […]

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Federal marijuana legalization bill and the state tax overhaul

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the House Judiciary Committee passing a bill to legalize cannabis, Sen. Mitt Romney’s work on cutting down on youth vaping, lawmakers calling for […]

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Impeachment, the presidential race and the Utah gubernatorial candidates

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the impeachment proceedings, President Trump’s reaction to the testimonies, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulling ahead in Iowa polls, Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick joining […]

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Impeachment inquiry begins public hearings and Utah’s gubernatorial candidates

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the beginning of the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s emails to Breitbart news espousing white supremacy, Sen. Mitt Romney […]

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Mexican cartel massacre and Salt Lake City mayoral election results

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the deadly cartel ambush in Mexico that killed nine people, President Trump officially pulling out of the Paris Agreement, Sen. Mitt Romney’s low national popularity, […]

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