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
Battle Over Frank Lloyd Wright House In Arcadia Steve Goldstein March 27, 2015
Navajo Nation Lawmaker Wants Chief Justice Removed Steve Goldstein March 27, 2015
Singer Ryan Bingham Talks About His Latest Album Steve Goldstein March 26, 2015
Sports Journalist Brad Cesmat Discusses ASU Men's Basketball Struggles Steve Goldstein March 26, 2015
Photographer And Filmmaker Pete McBride Talks About His River Photo Project Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
Robert Crane Talks About His New Book About The Murder Of His Famous Father Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
Economics Writer Ben Casselman Talks About The Role Millennials Play In The Valley Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
ASU Professor Barry Bozeman Talks About For-Profit Universities Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
What Aspects Of State Education Standards Need To Improve Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
ASU Basketball Looks To Replace Herb Sendek Quickly Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
Park Service: US Trails, Campgrounds Need $11.5B In Improvements Steve Goldstein March 24, 2015
Group Pushes For Arizona Ballot Initiative to Cap Tuition Rates Steve Goldstein March 23, 2015
Loss Of Arizona Venues Means Phoenix Actors Must Look Out of State Steve Goldstein March 23, 2015
North Phoenix Neighborhooods Look To Revitalize Strip Malls Steve Goldstein March 23, 2015
'Phoenix New Times' On The State Of The Arts Steve Goldstein March 19, 2015
Does Mexico Have A Truly Free Press? Steve Goldstein March 19, 2015
Tracking Asteroids? There's An App For That Steve Goldstein March 19, 2015
New Bill Would Give Voters The Chance To Get Rid Of Clean Elections Steve Goldstein March 18, 2015
Newly Appointed DPS Director Frank Milstead Talks About Technology In Law Enforcement Steve Goldstein March 18, 2015
Councilwoman Kate Gallego Discusses Her Proposal To Change Phoenix's Non-Discrimination Ordinance Steve Goldstein March 18, 2015
Phoenix Theatre's Hormel Festival Focuses On New Plays And Musicals Steve Goldstein March 18, 2015
Sheriff Arpaio, Chief Deputy Offer To Personally Pay $100K In Contempt Case Jude Joffe-Block March 18, 2015
Glendale Won't Sell Foothills Branch Library Steve Goldstein March 18, 2015
Pete Rose Wants Lifetime Baseball Ban Lifted Steve Goldstein March 17, 2015
Navajo Nation Voters Will Decide Language Requirements For Candidates Steve Goldstein March 17, 2015

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