David Furst


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.


David Furst appears in the following:

Review: Explosive First Act of 'Shuffle Along,' But Second Half Disappoints

Sunday, May 01, 2016

This musical is important — but the director invests so little in the motivations of his characters that we don't feel emotionally tied to what happens to them.


Review: Lange Shines in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jessica Lange, in one of the most substantive roles for older women in the theater, plays Mary Cavan Tyrone, a morphine addict based on playwright Eugene O'Neill's own mother. 


This Week in Trump: New York Real Estate and the Mob

Friday, April 22, 2016

We take a spin through the World Book Encyclopedia of compromised deals.

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This Week in Trump: Donald, Before He Was Donald

Friday, April 15, 2016

It might feel like he's been around forever, but there was a time when Donald Trump wasn't a household name. 

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This Week in Trump: Talkin' Bout a Contested Convention

Friday, April 08, 2016

Trump looks to get back on track with a win in New York. But all signs appear to point to a contested convention in Cleveland.


This Week in Trump: Reality TV Becomes... Reality

Friday, April 01, 2016

When reality TV collides with the fragile ecosystem of campaign coverage the media can't decide which rules apply.  

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This Week in Trump: Donald's White Suprema-Tweets

Friday, March 25, 2016

From foreign policy advisers to retweeting white supremacists, the leading GOP candidate has given new meaning to the term strange bedfellows. 

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This Week in Trump: Donald's Female Trouble

Friday, March 18, 2016

A problem with women? Not unless you consider the degrading insults or charges of treating his first wife 'cruelly and inhumanely.'

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This Week in Trump: Trump, Race and the Ghost of George Wallace

Friday, March 11, 2016

The last time a demagogue ran a potent campaign for the White House, it re-aligned the two major parties.  

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This Week in Trump: Give Donald a Hand

Friday, March 04, 2016

A small, small hand, according to Rubio.

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Justice Scalia, Local Son

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Looking back to Scalia's upbringing and how it influenced the justice he would become.

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Chris Christie Ends White House Bid

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The New Jersey governor ends his campaign after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire.

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A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes

Saturday, December 12, 2015

On what would have been his 100th birthday, WNYC celebrates Frank Sinatra's mark on the American songbook.


Pope Francis in New York: It's a Wrap

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Pope connected with New Yorkers at venues all over the city, with a special message at each site.


Community Seeks Information After Police Shooting of Trenton Teen

Friday, August 14, 2015

Officials say NJ Attorney General John Hoffman is not providing answers as to why a teen was shot in the back seven times. 


Clinton Talks Tax Code & Income Inequality

Friday, July 24, 2015

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


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. 


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.