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
Arizona's First Poet Laureate Explains Why Arizona Is His Muse Steve Goldstein October 14, 2015
Professor Researches Importance Of Outhouses In Telling History Steve Goldstein October 09, 2015
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Secretary Of State Proposals Focus On Simplifying Arizona Campaign Finance Law Steve Goldstein October 09, 2015
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Arizona Poverty Rate Rises While National Rate Stays Stable Steve Goldstein October 08, 2015
Actor, Pianist Hershey Felder Plays Legendary Composer In Phoenix Play Steve Goldstein October 07, 2015
Artist Workshops, Conversations To Focus On Bond In Art Between Arizona, Mexico Steve Goldstein October 07, 2015
Phoenix New Times Columnist Discusses Arpaio Contempt Of Court Proceedings Steve Goldstein October 07, 2015
Study Shows Arizona 'Fairly Well Positioned' To Fill Mid-Level Skill Work Need Steve Goldstein October 07, 2015
ASU Study Examines Ducey's Proposal To Increase K-12 Funding Steve Goldstein October 07, 2015
Enrollment-Based Classifications On Arizona Schools May Affect Schools, Student-Athletes Steve Goldstein October 06, 2015
Phoenix's Ducey, Stanton Focus On Economic Ties With Mexico Steve Goldstein October 02, 2015
Phoenix Suns To Play Special Throwback Scrimmage At Veterans Memorial Coliseum Steve Goldstein October 02, 2015
Space 55 Grows As Go-To Alternative Phoenix Play House Steve Goldstein October 01, 2015
Phoenix Arts And Culture Commission Serves Broad Groups, Spreads Diverse Ideas Steve Goldstein October 01, 2015
Arizona ELL Students No Longer Forced Into 4-Hour Immersion Block Steve Goldstein October 01, 2015
Arizona Ranks In Top 10 In Jobs Created From Startups Steve Goldstein October 01, 2015
Humorist Laurie Notaro Mocks Arizonans, Shows Love For Real Mexican Food Steve Goldstein September 30, 2015
Monsoon 2015: How Did This Season Rank In Arizona History? Steve Goldstein September 30, 2015
Despite Sunny Skies, Arizona Solar May Fall Behind Other States Steve Goldstein September 30, 2015
Neighbors: Proposed Frank Lloyd Wright Cultural Facility Could Be Too Noisy Steve Goldstein September 30, 2015
Arizona Board To Request More Funding To Public In-State University Students Steve Goldstein September 30, 2015
In Catching I-10 Shooter, How Reliable Are Public Tips? Steve Goldstein September 25, 2015

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