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
Performance In The Borderlands Project Creates Interactive Experiences For Communities Steve Goldstein September 14, 2016
The Current State Of Arizona's Major Professional Sports Teams Steve Goldstein September 14, 2016
Former Arizona Republic Editor Digs Into Arizona's Organized Crime History Steve Goldstein September 14, 2016
'American Umpire' Documentary Examines US Involvement In Other Nations Steve Goldstein September 14, 2016
Arizona Republic TV Critic Disappointed With Election 2016 Coverage Steve Goldstein September 14, 2016
Action Figure Anthropologist Brings Heroes To Human Level Steve Goldstein September 12, 2016
Latino Population Growth In The U.S. Slows Steve Goldstein September 12, 2016
Early Voting Extends Election Day In 37 States Steve Goldstein September 12, 2016
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Poll: Arizona Latinos Favor Clinton Steve Goldstein September 09, 2016
Painting Politics And History On The Back Of A Skateboard Steve Goldstein September 08, 2016
Meet The Man Who's Been Stung Almost 1,000 Times — For Science Steve Goldstein September 08, 2016
New Name Unites Divisions Of Scottsdale Arts Steve Goldstein September 07, 2016
Message From LGBT Advocates: 'Open Your Heart' Steve Goldstein September 07, 2016
Arizona Voter Education Guides Show Up On Your Doorstep And Online — Is It Enough? Steve Goldstein September 07, 2016
Dust Hasn't Settled In Battle For Conservative, East Valley Congressional District Steve Goldstein September 07, 2016
Post-Recession Budget Realities Push Arizona Public Universities To Rethink Value, Success Steve Goldstein September 07, 2016
Can For-Profit Colleges Find Survival Strategies In The Past? Steve Goldstein September 02, 2016
Survey: Deportation, Immigration High Priorities For Latino Voters Steve Goldstein September 02, 2016
What Could Arizona Learn From Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Legalization? Steve Goldstein September 01, 2016
Panel Recommends New Standards For Valley Fever Treatment Steve Goldstein September 01, 2016
202 Freeway Expansion Requires Cooperation Between Phoenix, State Steve Goldstein September 01, 2016
Tucson Author Finds 'A Love Story' in Moby-Dick Steve Goldstein August 31, 2016
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Is Trump's Immigration Policy More Symbolic Than Substantive? Steve Goldstein August 31, 2016

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