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
'Tiny House' Trend Gaining Popularity In Phoenix Area, Around US Steve Goldstein August 07, 2015
Should Congress Step In Over Tribal Law On Some Issues? Steve Goldstein August 07, 2015
Fort Yuma Indian Reservation Starts Its First Community Radio Station Steve Goldstein August 07, 2015
Phoenix Is One Of The Most Dangerous Cities For Red-Light Running Steve Goldstein August 06, 2015
Why Controversy Surrounds The Potential Removal Of The Salt River Horses Steve Goldstein August 06, 2015
Report Sparks Debate Over Arizona’s College Graduation Rate Steve Goldstein August 06, 2015
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The Effect Of The New AHCCCS Care Program In Arizona Steve Goldstein August 05, 2015
What Does It Take To Be An Editorial Cartoonist? Steve Goldstein August 05, 2015
What Can Be Expected From The First Republican Debate Of The 2016 Presidential Campaign Steve Goldstein August 05, 2015
Why Doesn't Arizona Have A Great American Novel? Steve Goldstein August 05, 2015
Catching Up On The Summer's Entertainment News Steve Goldstein August 05, 2015
Growing Excitement Over Google Fiber Possibly Coming To Tempe Steve Goldstein August 04, 2015
Life As An Embedded War Photographer Steve Goldstein August 04, 2015
How Fighting Fires Has Changed Over The Years Steve Goldstein August 04, 2015
Growing Concern Over The Availability Of Health Care In Rural Arizona Steve Goldstein August 04, 2015
Why Hosting The Olympics May Not Make Sense For American Cities Steve Goldstein July 31, 2015
What Can Arizona Do To Reduce The Number Of High-School Dropouts? Steve Goldstein July 31, 2015
Why Batteries Could Be An Answer To Energy Storage Issues Steve Goldstein July 30, 2015
Glendale May Join Other Valley Cities In Anti-Discrimination Ordinances Steve Goldstein July 30, 2015
President Jimmy Carter Talks About His New Book And Political Career Steve Goldstein July 29, 2015
What To Expect From The Arizona Cardinals In The Upcoming Season Steve Goldstein July 29, 2015
Broadway's 'The Book Of Mormon' Makes Its Tour Debut In Salt Lake City Steve Goldstein July 29, 2015
Remembering Local Japanese American Speaker Masaji Inoshita Steve Goldstein July 29, 2015

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