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 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.

Public lands bill and replacing Utah’s flag

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 federal budget compromise, Utah’s U.S. senators splitting over public lands bill, potential changes to the state school board, and all the reasons why Utah’s flag should be changed. Podcast: […]

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The State of the Union and hashing out Medicaid expansion

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 Trump’s State of the Union speech, the details of SB 96, a potential amendment to Utah’s constitution, and recent polling numbers for prospective candidates in Utah’s 2020 races. Podcast: Play in new […]

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Medicaid, education and tax cuts

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 end of the federal government shutdown, the legislative replacement for Proposition 3, several education bills, a potential $200 million tax cut, and how to best avoid a strain […]

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Shutdown economics and a legislative preview

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 shutdown economics, the (now delayed) State of the Union address, and the 2019 Utah legislative session, which begins Monday. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.5MB) Subscribe: Apple […]

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Immigration and Medicaid expansion

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 how to end the federal government shutdown, the health of Utah’s economy, the future of a rapidly growing Utah Valley, and a bill to potentially replace Proposition 3’s plan […]

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