Both 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 Senator Dan McCay (R), on the Left is former Salt Lake County Councilwoman Shireen Ghorbani (D), 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.

Russia, Roe decision, refugees and Utah roads

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. They discuss Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day speech, the Taliban requiring face-coverings for women, protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices, the failed […]

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Roe v. Wade, trigger laws and the EU ban on Russian oil

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. They discuss the leak of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v Wade, Utah’s abortion restriction trigger law and national public opinion. They also […]

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The four horseman, Utah party politics and Twitter’s buyout

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. They discuss war, plague, pestilence and the death of former Sen. Orrin Hatch. They also discuss Utah’s Republican and Democrat party conventions, Sen. Mike […]

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Student loan forgiveness, billionaire wealth, Twitter and Sen. Mike Lee’s text messages

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. They discuss the Biden administration’s plans for easing student debt, President Biden reopening public lands for fossil fuel drilling, and the enormous growth […]

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The 2022 U.S. Senate race, Ukraine and accusations of “woke ideology”

Both Sides of the Aisle – Former Utah Rep. Ben McAdams 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 Supreme Court Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson, Utah’s senators split over […]

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