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
National Geographic' Explorer Talks About Risky Science Of Exploration Steve Goldstein February 01, 2017
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Potential Impact Of Trump US Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Steve Goldstein February 01, 2017
Nobel Laureate, Physicist Answer Questions On Universe, Doomsday Clock Steve Goldstein January 31, 2017
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US International Relations In Flux Steve Goldstein January 30, 2017
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US Downgraded From 'Full Democracy' To 'Flawed Democracy' Steve Goldstein January 27, 2017
What's The Condition Of Housing Market In Early 2017? Steve Goldstein January 26, 2017
How Do We Determine If Social Movement Is Impactful, Sustainable? Steve Goldstein January 26, 2017
Unexpected Frankensteins: ASU Film Series Prepares For Creature's Bicentennial Steve Goldstein January 26, 2017
Roles Are Changing For College Athletic Directors Steve Goldstein January 25, 2017
How Are Arizona Cities Becoming Smarter? Steve Goldstein January 25, 2017
With Heavy Rain In Southwest, Does This Mean Drought Is Almost Over? Steve Goldstein January 25, 2017
Republic Reporter Puts Ex-Phoenix City Manager's California Exit In Perspective Steve Goldstein January 24, 2017
Rafting Team Tries To Break Colorado River Speed-Descent Record Steve Goldstein January 24, 2017
Democracy In Color Hosts DNC Chair Candidates Steve Goldstein January 24, 2017
Douglas Weighs In On K-12 Issues, Ducey's Proposed Budget Steve Goldstein January 24, 2017
Arizona Teacher Of The Year: State's Top K-12 Priority Should Be Teacher Salaries Mark Brodie January 24, 2017
'Jerry Maguire' Wide Receiver Subject Of NFL Documentary Steve Goldstein January 23, 2017
Rest Of World Focused On Syria Peace Talks, Austria's New President Steve Goldstein January 23, 2017
Arizona Board Of Regents To Support Ducey's Proposed Budget Steve Goldstein January 23, 2017
Trump And Twitter: How Presidents Communicate With The Public Steve Goldstein January 23, 2017

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