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.

Federal legislation, Utah’s drought conditions and Sen. Mike Lee’s record-breaking funds

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah’s state auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the responsibilities of the state auditor, Jeff Bezos’ space flight, federal infrastructure legislation, a bill restricting executive war powers, and plans to […]

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Cuban protests, Texas Democrats fleeing the state and Utah’s inaccurate COVID-19 vaccination report

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 protests in Cuba, U.S. sanctions on the island, California’s extreme wildfires amid unprecedented heat and Texas state Democrats fleeing to D.C. to […]

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The lawsuit against the Trump Organization, a halt in federal executions and funding to help Utah students after COVID-19 setbacks

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 Trump Organization and its chief financial officer being charged with fraud and larceny, track star Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension from the Olympics, an […]

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The vaccination gap, infrastructure legislation and increased pay for Salt Lake City police

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 growing divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans, the federal infrastructure bill, the eminent withdrawal from Afghanistan and the death of Donald Rumsfeld, […]

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The West Coast heat wave, Supreme Court decisions, Utah’s open records law and the State Flag Task Force

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 ongoing heatwave and drought in the western U.S., President Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, another failed attempt to overturn the […]

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