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.

Infrastructure investment, taxes, mask mandates and more

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah’s state auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the $2.3 trillion federal infrastructure plan, funding public investments, tax changes under the Biden administration and Sen. Mike Lee’s comments on […]

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U.S. international policy, voting rights and the Salt Lake County GOP’s new ethics committee

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, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the Jazz’s forced landing, U.S.-China international tensions, the end of the accidental Suez Canal blockade, and the fight for voting rights in Georgia. […]

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Global vaccine inequality, the fate of the filibuster and high gas prices

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, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the vaccination gap between rich and poor countries, Utah’s vaccine rollout and the mask mandate rollback, the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, the […]

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The ongoing fight against COVID-19, the potential rollback of state tax cuts and the 2021 Utah economy

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, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the status of COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout, former President Donald Trump’s recommendation of the vaccine, Rep. Burgess Owens’ comments on President Joe […]

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The American Rescue Plan, voter suppression and the 2021 legislative session wrap-up

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, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the American Rescue Plan’s passage through Congress, what it means for Utah, the vaccination effort and the renewed fight over voting rights. […]

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