Steve Goldstein photoAs the host of KJZZ’s local edition of Here and Now, Steve Goldstein‘s main objective is to moderate discussions that are intelligent and productive. 

While the show provides an open forum for guests and listeners, there’s one simple rule for all participants: the discourse must be civil.

Goldstein, who has been hosting the show since 2006, understands it’s not about him or his opinion.  It’s about giving others the chance to hear from a variety of guests with diverse viewpoints beyond the 15-second sound bite.

Whether it’s the Governor, state legislators, a nationally acclaimed author on a book tour, an expert geneticist or underwater sea explorer, Goldstein does his homework to make sure he’s prepared to ask the right questions and ultimately encourage guests to reveal what listeners want to know.


A self-described political junkie, Goldstein’s bookshelves are full of biographies of the state’s famous and infamous politicians. That love of learning started early on but is not exclusive to politics. He says he’s “always been inquisitive.”

When he’s not working on the next edition of Here and Now, Goldstein hosts weekday afternoon programs.

Among his proudest achievements is bringing home a Public Radio News Directors, Inc. award for Best Public Affairs Program.  Goldstein also shared a PRNDI regional Edward R. Murrow award with KJZZ Reporter Mark Brodie for their investigation into the practice of ticket scalping during Arizona Cardinals games. He also has a number of Associated Press awards for feature and sports reporting.


Goldstein’s work also includes guest hosting Arizona Horizon, a public-affairs show on Eight, Arizona PBS.  He also contributes feature stories to Arizona Highways and Phoenix Magazine.


Goldstein joined the KJZZ news team as a part-time weekend host in 1997 and became a full-time host and reporter in 1999.  Prior to his career with KJZZ, Goldstein served as the host of a weekly sports talk show, Inside the Game.


Goldstein and his wife, Deanne Poulos live in Scottsdale with their Dalmatian Trudi and playful kitty Betty.

Contact Steve Goldstein at 480-774-8235 or sgoldstein@rioradio.org.

 

Title Author Publication Date
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Breaking Down Arizona's Primary From Faulty Results Website To Competitive Races Steve Goldstein August 31, 2016
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Arizona Tries Tech-Based English Language Learner Program Steve Goldstein August 29, 2016
Disagreement Over The Future Of Scottsdale's Desert Discovery Center Steve Goldstein August 29, 2016
Phoenix Dressmaker Builds A Bond With Her Brides-To-Be Steve Goldstein August 29, 2016
Fountain Hills Theater Celebrates 30 Years Steve Goldstein August 26, 2016
'Hey ISIS, You Suck' A Phoenix Billboard Message From #ActualMuslims Steve Goldstein August 26, 2016
What Do National Parks Mean To Arizona? Steve Goldstein August 25, 2016
'Voting Wars' Dispatches ASU Students Across The Country Steve Goldstein August 25, 2016
'El Che' Seeks To Understand Man Behind Ubiquitous T-Shirt Steve Goldstein August 24, 2016
Praised Valley Chef Kevin Binkley Selling Two Restaurants Steve Goldstein August 24, 2016
More Than Medication: Hospice Care Expands Steve Goldstein August 24, 2016
ASU Academic: New Arizona Voter Registration Numbers An 'Anomaly' Steve Goldstein August 24, 2016
Catch Up On Arizona Congressional Primaries Steve Goldstein August 24, 2016
Mondays As A Barometer For Life Steve Goldstein August 22, 2016
Phoenix Nail Artist Gets Creative On A Small Scale Steve Goldstein August 22, 2016
New Protections For Two Species Of Arizona Cactus Steve Goldstein August 22, 2016
When Rain Falls, Drought Planning Doesn't Stop Steve Goldstein August 22, 2016

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