David Furst is the Morning Edition Host for New Jersey Public Radio. He joined NJPR 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:
Friday, May 23, 2014
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.
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.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Long lines and lots of shiny new vinyl recall the heyday of record shops.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Another snowy week in New Jersey is coming to a close. So we thought we'd check in on some of the local weather news sites in the state - sites that a lot of residents have really come to rely on. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to chat about Jersey Shore Hurricane News, Severe Weather NJ, and NYNJPAweather.com
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Patch's new owner fired about 80% of its editorial staff on Wednesday. According to NJ News Commons, the firings occurred during a conference call with staff. Mary Mann, with NJ News Commons, is a former Patch employee. She tells us a skeleton crew will remain to run Patch’s 89 New Jersey sites. Speaking with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst, she says the impact on local news reporting in the state could be significant.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
New Jersey blogs are paying attention to the really important Superbowl stories. Namely, where to go if you want to bump into some of the Broncos and Seahawks when they're not on the field.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
In 2011, residents voted to merge Princeton Township and Princeton Borough into a single town - Princeton. This week, in his state of the state speech, Governor Christie held up Princeton as a shining example of what consolidation can do to reduce the cost of services in New Jersey towns. He claimed a savings in one year of $3 million.
But Planet Princeton says that "$3 million" in savings is a myth that was debunked last year. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons has been following the story and speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
With so-called "Bridge-gate" dominating headlines in the state, it's hard to talk about anything else. But Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University gives it a try.
Pay-per-charge mobile phone charging stations coming to Hoboken? Mary tells New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the convenience - and the pitfalls - of the technology.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
No, it's not the latest series from DC comics. NJ Spotlight featured a "Holiday Sampler" this past week - a collection of year-end essays written by four former New Jersey governors: Brendan Byrne, Jim Florio, Christie Todd Whitman and Dick Codey. New Jersey's ex-governors have been getting a significant amount of attention lately as pressure group on a mission.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Every week, Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons joins us to talk about stories found on New Jersey blogs and community news services. This time, she calls our attention to some of the best local stories of the year.
Mary talks about the reporting highlights of 2013 with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst. You can also check out her full list on the NJ News Commons page.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Black and Latino applicants for Sandy aid in New Jersey are more likely to be rejected for recovery grants than whites. That's according to data released Thursday by a housing advocate who sued the state for information about its grants.
The rejection rate for white applicants to New Jersey's two main homeowner grant programs was 13 to 14 percent. For Latinos, it was slightly higher - 18 to 20 percent. For African-Americans, the rejection rate was 35 to 38 percent. That's more than double the white rejection rate.
Monday, December 09, 2013
The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to tell what he knows about the unannounced closing of George Washington Bridge access lanes that caused traffic gridlock in September, and whether the disruption was politically-motivated.
Patrick Foye was subpoenaed to appear before the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Suddenly, the holiday season is upon us. And the web is bursting with tales of charitable giving, ugly sweaters and chefs baking thousands of cookies. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons has a roundup of holiday stories - as covered by blogs around the state. She speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about a holiday season in full swing.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Governor Christie was officially elected chairman of the Republicans Governors Association by his fellow GOP governors Thursday in a closed-door meeting at a resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The job involves campaigning and fundraising in as many as 36 states. But Christie told reporters that he is still giving PRIORITY to his job in New Jersey.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The news service, New Brunswick Today has been making waves - producing investigative reports on the New Brunswick Water Utility covering up water quality violations and on Rutgers trying to keep its Hurricane Sandy report secret.
Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the nearly two-year old print and web service - and how it's making a name for itself through investigative reporting.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Another $5-billion of aid money is on its way to New Jersey, New York and other Sandy-affected states. And environmental and housing advocacy groups are applauding federal provisions they feel will ensure more transparency and sustainability in how the money is spent.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Governor Chris Christie was re-elected in New Jersey Tuesday night with 60 percent of the votes.
The race was called for Governor Christie a minute after the polls closed. At his election night party - on the boardwalk in Asbury Park - the Republican Governor walked out with his arms raised, to the song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Authorities say they do not believe the alleged gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall Monday night wanted to hurt other people.
Friday, November 01, 2013
A totem pole. In Chatham. Right there on Edgewood Road.
As part of our "one-year-after-Sandy" coverage we have a story about a New Jersey artist who saw a golden opportunity in his Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. That damaged tree? Surely it's a future totem pole.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio host, David Furst, to highlight the work of two local news reporters. One covers the news for the web site, Planet Princeton - the other is a freshman working for the student radio station at Montclair State University.
Over the past couple of weeks, they broke stories that were later picked up around the state. The first has to do with a parking scandal in Princeton. The next involves the heckler who disrupted the second and final debate between governor Christie and State Senator Barbara Buono.