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 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 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.

Notre Dame burning and improving Utah’s education

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, the release of the Mueller Report, Elizabeth Warren’s presidential rally, Utah joining Super Tuesday, potential improvements to education, and the troubled prison […]

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Balanced budget amendment and body cameras

Morgan Lyon Cotti is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Rep. Ben McAdams proposing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Consitution, Sen. Mitt Romney’s immigration comments, police wearing body cameras, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit over […]

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Medicaid waivers and the Utah gubernatorial race

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the veto of the SB123 special election bill, the inland port project, Utah’s approval for a “bridge” Medicaid expansion and how the gubernatorial election could change if Jon Huntsman […]

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The Mueller investigation results and ballot initiatives

Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by Sasha Luks-Morgan of the Young Democrats of Utah and on The Right by the Utah Young Republicans‘ Nic Dunn. They discuss the end of the Mueller investigation, Sen. Mike Lee’s speech on the Green New Deal, the role of ballot […]

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Utah’s 2019 legislative session and Trump’s criticism of John McCain

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the scaled-down budget for better air quality, the two abortion bills passed by the legislature, Trump’s criticism of late Senator John McCain, the effort to oust the Utah […]

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