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 Utah State Senator 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 Emily Means.

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.

Romney the “standard-bearer” and Utah’s medical cannabis law

Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen.-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the climate change report released by the White House, and whether or not Sen.-elect Mitt Romney will be a courageous voice in Congress; the […]

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Mia Love is untethered and how tall IS Janet Yellen?

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Senator-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the upcoming special session to vote on the medical cannabis bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper; Rep. Mia Love’s post-concession press conference; and how former Fed Chair Janet […]

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Political turkeys and a change in the wind

Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Senator-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the results of the Love/McAdams race in Utah’s fourth congressional district; their picks for political turkeys; and Natalie thinks that the results of the midterm elections hint at […]

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High voter turnout and the future of ballot initiatives

Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in the Political Center, and is joined on The Right by Senator-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss CNN’s lawsuit against the White House for revoking correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials; what drove high voter turnout in the […]

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Was it a blue wave or a blue ripple? And Love/McAdams is a toss-up

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the results of the election nationally and locally, as they wait for the dust to settle around the Love/McAdams race for Utah’s fourth congressional district; the amendments and propositions that […]

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