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.

U.S. foreign policy, toxic burn pit legislation and lessons from state primaries

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 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan, Ukrainian grain shipments, the new U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia, the drone strike of […]

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COVID-19, the future of Republican leadership and the definition of recession

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 resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the U.S., the ongoing House Select Committee’s investigation into January 6th and former President Trump weighing […]

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Climate change, global recession concerns and a new poll on the Senate race in Utah

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 global threat of climate change and the IMF’s warning of a worldwide recession. They also discuss federal legislation to subsidize […]

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International news and a freewheeling conversation between The Right and Left

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 assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation as leader of the Tory party and […]

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Mass shootings, the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling and the shrinking Great Salt Lake

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 Highland mass shooting during a July 4th parade, mental health policies in Utah and federal abortion legislation currently blocked by the […]

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