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.

COVID-19, Gabby Petito and the challenges of redistricting

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 in Utah and the U.S., wasted vaccine doses, the LDS church not granting vaccine exemptions, the disappearance of […]

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Federal push for human infrastructure and Utah’s plans for Little Cottonwood and homelessness services

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 Sen. McCay’s death penalty legislation, the coalition to end the death penalty in Utah, the $3.5 trillion federal human infrastructure bill and the […]

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Infrastructure funding, Texas’ abortion ban and the death penalty in Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Former Utah Rep. Ben McAdams fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and 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 destruction left by Hurricane Ida, the status of the […]

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The end of the war in Afghanistan and the continued fight against COVID-19

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 official end of the war in Afghanistan, the death of a Utah marine and Afghan refugees coming to Salt Lake City. […]

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The final withdrawal from Afghanistan and the future of COVID-19 restrictions in Utah

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 deadline to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan, what the withdrawal means for the Biden presidency, the House passing a $3.5 trillion budget […]

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