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.

 

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Understanding And Prosecuting 'Mercy Killings' August 21, 2013
Undersea explorer Kenny Broad November 28, 2012
U.S. Senate candidates Richard Carmona and Jeff Flake October 17, 2012
U.S. Attorney on medical marijuana, politics August 16, 2012
U.S. Airways' merger with American Airlines moves closer to completion June 04, 2013
U of A Basketball Team Makes An Impact On Tucson And Nation December 20, 2013
Two Former Utah Attorneys General Arrested In Bribery Investigation July 16, 2014
Twice As Many Lawsuits Filed Against Valley Restaurants And Resorts This Year April 11, 2014
Twenty-five years of ADEQ December 21, 2012
Turn Around Bright-Eyed: The Dan Band Brings Parody To Tempe July 11, 2014
Tucson Trauma Surgeon Recalls Giffords Shooting June 18, 2014
Tucson representative Dan Patterson remains in office April 04, 2012
Tucson Project White House January 11, 2012
Trying To Stump Flagstaff's Quiz Show Master May 16, 2014
Tovar Won't Run For Office In 2014 May 16, 2014
Touring infamous Phoenix with the Hip Historian March 27, 2013
Tom Horne Allegations May Affect Political Standing With Voters October 23, 2013
Tiny Desert Concert: Strange Lot August 29, 2014
Tight Republican Candidate Race For Arizona Primary July 25, 2014
Thunderbird Graduate School Of International Management Beginning For-Profit Partnership July 24, 2013
Thoughts On The Expansion Of State Route 260 West July 10, 2013
Thoughts On David Cavazos' Departure August 07, 2013
The Wright Way of Building January 18, 2012
The Valley?s wet monsoon season August 01, 2012
The Valley's Need For Interpreters September 12, 2014

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