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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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The 2022 World Cup, U.S. congressional leadership and the Club Q shooting

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 World Cup in Qatar, Utah’s bid for another Olympic games and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepping down from congressional leadership. They…

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International tensions, COP27 and early moves in the 2024 presidential 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. They discuss President Joe Biden’s meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a Ukrainian bomb falling within Polish borders, the COP27 climate summit held in…

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2022 election results, the Red Ripple and Utah’s local 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. They discuss the national election results, the lack of a Red Wave and who will control Congress. They also discuss open enrollment, 2020 election…

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The 2022 election cycle, Twitter’s takeover and the affirmative action case before SCOTUS

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 election results in Brazil, President Biden’s threat of a windfall tax on oil firms, the Supreme Court case on affirmative action,…

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Global affairs, the U.S. education system and the 2022 Utah election

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 international political leadership, the growing threat of nuclear arms use,…

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The Lee-McMullin Senate debate, economic policy and 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. They discuss the first and only debate between Sen. Mike Lee and challenger Evan McMullin, the economy’s effect on the upcoming elections and instability…

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Pardons for marijuana possession, international policy and the Lee-McMullin 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. They discuss President Biden’s executive order pardoning federal marijuana charges, moves to block future arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the growing threat of the…

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The future of Ukraine, national debt and a new flag for Utah

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 invasion of Ukraine, the U.N. vote condemning Russian annexation, the clean-up after Hurricane Ian, the unprecedented federal debt and a…

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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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