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Sundays at 12:30 pm

Thursdays at 10:30 am

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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Debt ceiling deal, Rep. Chris Stewart’s resignation and upcoming Utah elections

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 debt ceiling agreement between the White House and House Republicans, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement, the death of Tina…

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G7 meeting in Hiroshima, the Durham report and Gov. Cox’s comments on immigration reform

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 meeting of the G7 countries in Japan, the Pentagon’s $3 billion accounting error, the debt ceiling, the recent congressional vote…

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The end of Title 42, Trump’s CNN town hall and the new Great Salt Lake commissioner

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 ongoing fight over the debt ceiling, the end of Title 42, Sen. Dianne Feinstein returning to the Senate, the federal…

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Utahns in Ukraine, presidential candidates and the fight over federal debt and spending

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 college graduation, Utah’s delegation to Ukraine, mental health awareness month and climate change in Utah school curriculum. They also discuss presidential…

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The national debt ceiling, Title 42 and the Salt Lake City mayoral race

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 fight over raising the debt ceiling over cuts to spending, the failure of First Republic Bank and the future of…

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Biden’s reelection bid, the Fox News settlement and DeSantis in Utah

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 Joe Biden’s reelection bid announcement, the Fox News defamation lawsuit settlement, Tucker Carlson’s firing from Fox News and new information…

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Leaked Pentagon documents, Utah’s Major League plans and the 2024 Senate race

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 leak of Pentagon documents on social media, the potential for a recession, EPA’s actions on the transition to electric vehicles…

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Clarence Thomas, Harlan Crow and a changing Utah

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 Justice Clarence Thomas receiving gifts from megadonor Harlan Crow, the two representatives expelled from the Tennessee legislature and rival judgments on…

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Trump indictment, Finland joins NATO and a poll on political power in Utah

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 former President Trump’s indictment in New York, Finland joining NATO and the imprisonment of a Wall Street Journal reporter in Russia.…

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Biden’s low approval polling, the Nashville shooting and social media restrictions

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 low approval ratings, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis coming to Utah and the school shooting in Nashville. They also discuss…

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