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. COVID-19 deaths, Utah national monuments and critical race theory

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 President Biden confusing Syria and Libya at the G7 Summit, the U.S. surpassing 600,000 COVID-19 deaths, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s promise to block […]

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Climate change, partisan redistricting and trust in public institutions

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 Republican approach to climate politics, extreme drought in Utah and Governor Cox’s call for prayers. They also discuss redistricting efforts, gerrymandering, […]

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The Senate filibuster, Utah Pride month and Sen. Mike Lee’s new challenger

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 Senate filibuster, the Tokyo Summer Olympics and a racist confrontation at a Jazz game. They also discuss Pride month in Utah, former […]

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Young politicos discuss COVID-19, George Floyd and the Utah housing market

Both Sides of the Aisle – Mackey Smith fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by Eva Lopez and on The Right by Krisana Finlay. They discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the national vaccination effort, patent waivers for developing countries and reflect on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder […]

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‘Extraordinary’ special legislative sessions, the minimum wage and Utah’s per-pupil spending

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 appropriation of millions of dollars of federal COVID stimulus funds by the Utah Legislature and the adoption of resolutions to prohibiting […]

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