David Furst

NJPR

David Furst is the Weekend Edition Host for WNYC - and is also host of The Christie Tracker Podcast.  He joined WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio in 2012.  He was born and raised in the Garden State so he really has no excuse if he pronounces the name of your town wrong.

He spent more than a decade reporting and producing for WAMU in Washington, D.C., where he was the host and executive producer of a weekly news and culture magazine. During his time in the nation's capital, he also produced award-winning documentaries like 20th Century Washington, Rock Creek Park: Gathering Place and Dividing Line and The Washington Opera Goes to Japan, where he followed Placido Domingo and the company during their first international tour.

In the mid-to-late 90s, David worked as a classical host for KPAC in San Antonio and launched a live contemporary music show for sister station KSTX.

He lives in Chatham, NJ with his wife, two children and an alarmingly large record collection.

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David Furst appears in the following:

This Week in Politics: Wake-Up Time in Jersey

Saturday, September 23, 2017

WNYC
Election Day is approaching but the governor's race still barely registers.

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This Week in Politics: The Gloves Come… On

Saturday, September 16, 2017

WNYC
A big primary victory for Mayor de Blasio. A tough challenge for his Republican opponent.

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This Week in Politics: An NYC Primary Primer

Saturday, September 09, 2017

WNYC
Tuesday is the day. Time for a crash course on the candidates.

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This Week in Politics: De Blasio in the Age of Harvey (and Sandy)

Saturday, September 02, 2017

WNYC
De Blasio says he'll never stop fighting for Mother Earth. But a climate expert says he's no Bloomberg. 

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This Week in Politics: Mayoral Election or Referendum on Trump?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

WNYC
In the days following Charlottesville, the battle for City Hall plays out in the shadow of Trump Tower.

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This Week in Politics: Daniel Squadron and the Ethics of Special Elections

Saturday, August 12, 2017

WNYC
New York State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his resignation this week, allowing party bosses to decide who can contend for his seat instead of voters.

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This Week in Politics: An Affordable Housing Fight Gets Political

Saturday, August 05, 2017

WNYC
When the mayor doesn't show up for your town hall … what’s plan B? An actor in a de Blasio mask, of course.

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This Week in Politics: The Mayor, the Governor and the Subway

Saturday, July 29, 2017

WNYC
With Mayor de Blasio fighting a demand to pitch in more for the MTA, mayoral opponents see an opening.

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In 13th Hour Deal, De Blasio Gets 2 More Years With Direct Control Over Schools

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The kitchen sink bill gives something for everyone, including a bridge named after the governor's father.

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Two Days Left, and Still No Vote on Who Will Control NYC Schools

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mayor de Blasio's control over city schools will expire June 30 unless Albany lawmakers vote to extend it. 

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This Week in Politics: The Mayor Versus the Media

Saturday, June 17, 2017

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio cranks up the criticism - and says traditional media is no longer relevant.

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This Week In Politics: How "Bridgegate Culture" Went National

Saturday, June 10, 2017

WNYC
Christie's Bridgegate lawyer is Trump's pick to head the FBI - one more sign that "Bridgegate culture" has invaded the nation's capital.

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This Week in Politics: Decision Time in the Garden State

Saturday, June 03, 2017

WNYC
Jersey residents prepare to cast their primary votes - and take their first steps away from the Christie era.

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This Week in Politics: Don't Hate the Player, Hate The Game

Saturday, May 27, 2017

WNYC
What the rise of Democratic front runner Phil Murphy says about New Jersey politics.

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This Week in Politics: Who Can Run the Furthest from Christie?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

WNYC
In the Republican primary, the sitting governor's name (and the leading candidate's boss) is a dirty word.  

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This Week in Politics: The NJ Gov Race – Live on Stage!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

WNYC
In a week full of debates, Democratic candidates pile-on front-runner, Phil Murphy, while GOP hopefuls dance around — and away from — the legacy of Chris Christie.

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This Week in Politics: Bridgegate “Hero” Gaining Little Traction in NJ Gov Race

Saturday, May 06, 2017

WNYC
Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski has just over 4 weeks left to make an impression.

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This Week in Politics: The Governor's Race Is On, Yet the GOP Has No Money

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WNYC
While the New Jersey GOP struggles with fundraising, it continues to fork over big bucks for Chris Christie.

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This Week in Politics: Moneyball and How the NJ Governor's Race is Played

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WNYC
Nobody had heard of the candidates, but a winner has all but been declared.

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This Week in Politics: Hellish Commute Is 'Only a Preview'

Saturday, April 08, 2017

WNYC
NJ Senator Cory Booker says blame a failure to invest in infrastructure. Gov Christie says blame Amtrak.

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