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.

 

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Preserving African culture through photography October 24, 2012
President Obama's trip to Mexico to focus on trade and security May 01, 2013
Previewing The Phoenix Suns' 2013-2014 Season October 30, 2013
Prisoners in Arizona Report January 11, 2012
Problems In D.C. Are Scarier Than Arizona Ghost Stories October 30, 2013
Property Owners File Suit Against State For Yarnell Hill Fire June 25, 2014
Proposed Dual Voting System Gets Mixed Reviews October 11, 2013
Proposition 204: Should the state permanently raise its sales tax? September 19, 2012
Pros and Cons Of Light Rail In Scottsdale July 10, 2013
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Prospects for comprehensive immigration reform November 28, 2012
Providing Emergency Funds For The Yarnell Hill Fire August 07, 2013
Pundits Review Arizona Politics 2011 and Preview 2012 December 28, 2011
Quenching The Desert's Thirst August 24, 2011
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up August 17, 2011
Rain Finally Predicted This Weekend February 28, 2014
Ranking Arizona's 22 Governors July 16, 2014
Reaching for a Better Economy December 14, 2011
Reactions to a S.A.N.E. proposal for immigration reform December 13, 2012
Reactions to Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget January 23, 2013
Reactions to Obama's immigration executive order June 20, 2012
Real Estate issues and the 2013 legislative session December 28, 2012
Recall effort targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio again February 27, 2013
Recognizing the importance of arts and culture in American society March 13, 2013

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