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Both Sides of the Aisle

Hosted By Anthony Scoma

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.

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Ending the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the vote for a new state flag and other bills on Capitol Hill

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. The hosts discuss the ending of the federal COVID-19 emergency declaration, the murder of Tyre Nichols and a poll showing most Americans believe the…

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Teacher pay, school vouchers and transgender treatment bills on Capitol Hill

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. The hosts discuss the Utah legislation joining teacher pay raises with a student voucher program and the controversy surrounding a lobbyist’s comments about the…

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More classified documents, the start of the 2023 Utah Legislature and the Bees buzz off to Daybreak

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. The hosts discuss President Biden’s second batch of undisclosed classified documents, the controversy surrounding Rep. George Santos’ falsified credentials and Moderna quadrupling their COVID-19…

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Classified documents, immigration and the battle for speaker of the House

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. The hosts discuss pro-Bolsonaro supporters storming the Brazilian Congress, classified documents found in President Biden’s former office, Biden’s visit to the southern border, immigration…

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Economics, school choice, housing and engaging in Utah’s 2023 legislative session

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. To kick off 2023, the hosts discuss the economic outlook for the year, the upcoming Utah legislative session and the expected debate over education…

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The 2023 Utah budget, king/queen for the day and New Year’s book recommendations

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. For this special New Year’s episode, the hosts discuss Governor Cox’s proposed 2023 budget, the unprecedented size of the state budget and its impact…

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A look back at the biggest stories and heroes of 2022

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. For this special holiday episode, the hosts learn more about each other, take a look back at the biggest stories and unsung heroes of…

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The U.S. Senate, Utah snow and the Respect for Marriage Act

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 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema registering as an independent, Sen. Raphael Warnock winning reelection over challenger Herschel Walker, former President Donald Trump’s comments on…

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A deep dive into the State Auditor’s Office and the important issues Shireen would tackle first

Both Sides of the Aisle –From the left, Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member is joined on the right by John Dougall, the Utah State Auditor. They take a deep look into the Office of the State Auditor and discuss what’s important to them in our current political landscape.

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Young Politicos discuss labor rights, student debt, Twitter and the 2022 midterm elections

Both Sides of the Aisle – Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by John Martinez, labor activist and 2nd vice chair of Salt Lake County’s Democratic Party, and on The Right by Jake Sawyer, chair of the Weber County Republican Party. They discuss the federal…

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