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.

The Russian draft, Hurricane Ian and questioning the future of the U.S. economy

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 a Utah business delegation visiting Israel, Russia’s drafting men to serve in Ukraine, Hurricane Ian hitting the Florida peninsula and President Biden’s […]

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Devastation in Puerto Rico, migrants in Martha’s Vineyard and the stock trading ban held up in Congress

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 John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss Hurricane Fiona hitting Puerto Rico, the growing threat of climate […]

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The death of Queen Elizabeth II, dueling polls in the Lee-McMullin Senate race and a deep dive into state regulation

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 John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the passing of England’s Queen Elizabeth II, Ukraine’s successful counteroffensive […]

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Climate change, U.S. life expectancy and the lead up to the 2022 midterms

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 U.N. Secretary General’s dire warnings about climate change, the connection between foreign policy and energy policy, falling life expectancy in the […]

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Record-breaking heat, water usage and state energy policy

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 Utah’s record-breaking heatwave, water usage in the state, the delay of NASA’s Artemis launch and the death of former Soviet leader […]

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