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
Jany Deng, A Lost Boy Of Sudan In Phoenix, Working On Autobiography Steve Goldstein February 09, 2017
Dana Carvey Still Partying On As 'Wayne's World' Turns 25 Steve Goldstein February 08, 2017
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Economics Professor Discusses Climate-Change Effects On Food Supply Steve Goldstein February 06, 2017
Multiple Bills Attempting To Modify Arizona Initiative Process Steve Goldstein February 06, 2017
What's The Likelihood Of Devos' Confirmation As US Education Secretary? Steve Goldstein February 06, 2017
ASU Art Museum Setting For Choreographer Lerman's 'Treadmill' Project Steve Goldstein February 03, 2017
What's The Future Of The 9th US Circuit? Steve Goldstein February 03, 2017
Author Talks About '80s Teen Movies, Their Settings In New Book Mark Brodie February 02, 2017
Could Roe V. Wade Survive A More Conservative High Court? Steve Goldstein February 02, 2017
New Direction, Mission Emerge For Phoenix Art Museum Steve Goldstein February 02, 2017
MCSO Names New Director Of Community Relations And Outreach Steve Goldstein February 01, 2017
National Geographic' Explorer Talks About Risky Science Of Exploration Steve Goldstein February 01, 2017
ESPN Journalist Discusses Diversity In Tennis, Williams Sisters Steve Goldstein February 01, 2017
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
How Are People Reacting To McMullin's Conservative Movement To Counter Trump? Steve Goldstein January 31, 2017
Republic's Anne Ryman Weighs In On Bill To Alter University Oversight Steve Goldstein January 31, 2017
US International Relations In Flux Steve Goldstein January 30, 2017
How Do Aging Athletes Stay In Tip-Top Condition? Steve Goldstein January 30, 2017
Does This Year's Oscar Nominees Indicate Sea Change In Diversity? Steve Goldstein January 27, 2017
US Downgraded From 'Full Democracy' To 'Flawed Democracy' Steve Goldstein January 27, 2017

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