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.

A tense 4th Congressional District debate and Utah’s drought emergency

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Holly Richardson (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss the debate between Rep. Mia Love and Mayor Ben McAdams; the closing of the New Yorker restaurant, a Salt Lake City institution; […]

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Romney and Wilson politely disagree and Dabakis is a grassy-knoll guy

Both Sides of the Aisle — 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 Senate candidates Mitt Romney and Jenny Wilson’s rather cordial debate; notable news from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference; and […]

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Behind-the-scenes decision-making on medical marijuana and Kavanaugh the chameleon

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Thomas Wright, Republican National Committee vice chair (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss Sen. Orrin Hatch’s response to the FBI investigation into the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s behavior at […]

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#MeToo2.0 and Weiler predicts the fate of medical marijuana

Morgan Lyon Cotti fills in for Natalie Gochnour in the political center and is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss the new allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the social […]

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Consoler-in-chief and campaign finance reform

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 President Donald Trump’s role in consoling the nation in times of tragedy, as Hurricane Florence is scheduled to touch down this week; Rep. Mia Love raised $1.1 million for a […]

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