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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:

Clinton Talks Tax Code & Income Inequality

Friday, July 24, 2015

Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton offered more details into her economic policy. 

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Agency Charged With Care of Vulnerable Adults Overburdened & Underfunded

Friday, July 24, 2015

Caseworkers had so many clients they often faked visits and didn't know about deaths until months later. 

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After 44 Years, Maria Bids Sesame Street Farewell

Friday, July 03, 2015

Award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano announced this week that she won't be returning next season.

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Barnard Set to Admit Transgender Women

Thursday, June 04, 2015

One of the original "Seven Sisters" will now admit women who were considered male at birth. 

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Documents Shed Light On Investigation Into Attica Riot

Friday, May 29, 2015

More then 40 years later, there are still unanswered questions about the biggest prison riot in U.S. history.

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In New Jersey, a Lack of Oversight for School Safety Drills

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An investigation by our partner WNBC discovered questionable records in 23 New Jersey school districts.

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The Musical Legacy David Letterman Leaves Behind

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Many are talking about Letterman's comedic legacy as he hosts his final episode of the Late Show. But he's also made a big mark on the music industry.

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The Amtrak Engineer Who Was Behind the Controls

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brandon Bostian's friends described him as a life-long train enthusiast — a passion he eventually parlayed into a career.

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NY and NJ Reps. Benefited from Azerbaijan-Funded Trip

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan funded an all-expenses paid trip to the country while the country sought an exemption from U.S. sanctions.

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Bridgegate: The Criminal Charges Episode

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

‘Season One’ of Bridgegate wraps up. What’s ahead in ‘Season Two?’

There Goes the Last DJ

Friday, May 01, 2015

After nearly five decades of hosting "old style, freeform, broadcast radio" in Metro New York, Vin Scelsa is retiring. Hear our conversation with him about his serendipitous career.

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Can NY Help California During the Drought?

Friday, April 10, 2015

An expert says it's not as easy as cutting back on foods like almonds and blueberries.

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Why Rep. Rangel Won't Be Attending Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech

Monday, March 02, 2015

The 23-term Democrat says it's about respect for the president and the rules of Congress. 

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Why Did NJ Settle a $9 Billion Pollution Case for Pennies on the Dollar?

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Jersey sought $9 billion from ExxonMobil for the contamination of 1,500 acres of marshland. So why did the Christie administration settle out of court for $250 million?

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Assessing the Role of Mental Illness in Shooting Deaths of Police

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A forensic psychologist says other social factors may be more to blame.

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Mayor de Blasio Isn't the First Mayor with Police Union Problems

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio is the latest in a long line of mayors to have clashed with the police unions.

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After Deadly Shooting, Wedge Grows Between de Blasio and Police

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"There's blood on many hands tonight," said the head of the Police Benevolent Association Saturday. "[It] starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor."

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Governor Cuomo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cuomo is among a bipartisan group of governors invited to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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A 40-Year Tradition, One Sunset at a Time

Friday, May 23, 2014

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Martin Hume, 93, wanted to honor two friends who died in Word War II. So the veteran started a flag ceremony that takes place every evening of the summer season.

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Crisis in Ukraine, Obamacare Exceeds Goal

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Washington Report: David Sanger from the New York Times discusses Ukraine and the Affordable Care Act with WNYC's David Furst.