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
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
Phoenix Mayor Stanton Discusses Economic Development, Pension Reform Steve Goldstein July 29, 2015
Live Storytelling Events Gaining Popularity Steve Goldstein July 24, 2015
University Of Arizona Acquires 45-Acre Ranch In Cornville Steve Goldstein July 24, 2015
Are The Arizona Coyotes Headed In The Right Direction? Steve Goldstein July 23, 2015
Academy Village Offers Special Amenities To New Generation Of Arizona Retirees Steve Goldstein July 23, 2015
Some Fear Change In Navajo Fluency Law Could Erode Language Steve Goldstein July 23, 2015
Potential Implications In The Fight For Water Rights Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
Is Arizona's Tough Welfare Policy Shortsighted? Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
Arizona Biennial To Open At Tucson Art Museum Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
Opposing Views On Governor Ducey's K-12 Funding Plan Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
What Does It Take For Anti-Human Trafficking Campaigns To Succeed? Steve Goldstein July 21, 2015
Should High Temperatures Restrict Valley Hiking Privileges? Steve Goldstein July 17, 2015
Crowdfunding Trends Make Raising Money For Grassroots Efforts A Lot Easier Steve Goldstein July 17, 2015
Progressive Activists Choose Phoenix For Annual Netroots Nation Conference Steve Goldstein July 16, 2015
After State Hospital Issues, Arizona Department Of Health Services Plans Improvements Steve Goldstein July 16, 2015
Velocity Partnership Aims To Advance The Valley's Economy Steve Goldstein July 15, 2015
How Will Immigration Be Addressed In The Upcoming Presidential Campaign? Steve Goldstein July 15, 2015

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