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:

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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This Week in Politics: A Bridge(gate) Too Far?

Saturday, April 01, 2017

WNYC
The co-chair of the legislative committee that investigated Bridgegate says it's time... to investigate some more.

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This Week in Politics: Wait… Who’s Running for Gov in New Jersey?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

WNYC
Governor Christie is in his final year. The primary is in 3 months. But passion at Jersey congressional town hall events hasn't transformed into interest in the governor's race.

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What Will it Take for Women's Pro Hockey to Succeed?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

WNYC
This year, the National Women's Hockey League cut salaries and shortened the season. Still, the New York Riveters have high hopes for next season.

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Basketball Scandal Widens at New Jersey High School

Saturday, February 25, 2017

WNYC
Accusations of immigration violations and child smuggling for championship program.

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Bucking National Trend, the Solar Sector Slips in New Jersey

Saturday, February 11, 2017

WNYC
A new national survey points to big gains for the solar industry. So why the job losses in Jersey?

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Trump's Travel Ban Prompts Second Day of Protests

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WNYC
New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.

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This Week in Politics: Remember New Jersey?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

WNYC
All eyes are on Trump. But politics is heating up in New Jersey.

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Nat Hentoff Dies at 91

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The prolific author and columnist was a pioneer of alternative journalism. He was the subject of a 2014 documentary directed by WNYC's David Lewis.

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