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:

What You Need to Know About the GOP Tax Plans

Monday, November 13, 2017

WNYC
The Senate Republicans' tax proposal could cut taxes for every income bracket, but not every individual or family.

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This Week in Politics: Is It 2018 Already?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

WNYC
2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.

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The Suburbanites Behind the Big Blue Wave

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The suburbs may be out of the spotlight, but one political observer says these races are worth paying attention to.

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This Week in Politics: Will Low Turnout on Tuesday Cause a Surprise Result?

Saturday, November 04, 2017

WNYC
Voters head to the polls on Tuesday as the clock is ticking on the end of the Christie era. But is it?

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This Week in Politics: The Jersey Governor's Race Gets Real

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WNYC
With just two weeks to go, candidates for Gov sharpen their attacks. And the teacher's union goes after... the state senate's top Democrat?

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This Week in Politics: The Fight to Run Westchester County

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This week, the candidates running for Westchester County executive faced off in their first debate, where taxes and Donald Trump loomed large. 

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This Week in Politics: How Trump's Tax Plan Targets Blue States

Saturday, October 07, 2017

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling one proposed change in the tax code a "death blow" for New York.

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This Week in Politics: NJ Candidates Hit the Airwaves

Saturday, September 30, 2017

WNYC
It’s harvest time in Jersey — and this season boasts a bumper crop of political ads.

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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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