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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:

This Week in Politics: Foundations - Ethical Minefields and Donor Magnets

Saturday, August 27, 2016

WNYC
Why non-profits like the Clinton Foundation are so darn irresistible to donors.

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This Week in Politics: As Trump Unravels, Support for Clinton Grows Among New York Voters

Saturday, August 13, 2016

WNYC
A spectrum that ranges from "Anti-Trump" to "Pro-Clinton."

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This Week in Politics: Chris Christie’s Former Advisor Goes for Clinton

Saturday, August 06, 2016

WNYC
What another Republican defection means for the race and the governor.

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This Week in Politics: And Now to Philadelphia

Saturday, July 23, 2016

WNYC
This past week, we were saturated with wall-to-wall Trump coverage. It could be a tough act for the Democrats to follow. 

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This Week in Politics: Hello Cleveland

Saturday, July 16, 2016

WNYC
The GOP gets ready to kick off a convention unlike any in recent memory.

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This Week in Politics: Rage, Grief and the Politics of Division

Saturday, July 09, 2016

WNYC
As the major parties gear up for their conventions, July begins with a horrific week of violence.

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Remembering Elie Wiesel

Sunday, July 03, 2016

WNYC
Known for searing memoirs of the Holocaust, we mark Wiesel's passing with personal memories and music.

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This Week in Politics: A Transportation Flap for Christie, Again

Saturday, July 02, 2016

WNYC
For years, Governor Christie has been saying there’s no crisis with transportation funding in New Jersey. But an executive order this week suggests otherwise.

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Squiggles, Squeals and Deep Funk: Remembering Bernie Worrell

Saturday, June 25, 2016

WNYC
Keyboard innovator Bernie Worrell was raised in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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This Week in Politics: Race to Replace Rangel Gets Real

Saturday, June 25, 2016

WNYC
New York’s congressional primary on June 28 will likely decide Rangel's successor.

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This Week in Politics: After Orlando, Trump Keeps the Focus on... Trump

Saturday, June 18, 2016

WNYC
And, once again, he keeps the pundits talking.

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This Week in Politics: A Historic Moment – But Don’t Get Too Excited

Friday, June 10, 2016

WNYC
Would a Clinton presidency guarantee progress on women's issues and progressive causes?

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This Week in Politics: Jews, Racist Tweets and Trump

Friday, June 03, 2016

WNYC
We consider whether 'new' racists are being created by the campaign of Donald Trump.

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This Week in Politics: GOP 'Scrambling' to get Ground Game in Shape

Friday, May 27, 2016

WNYC
New analysis questions whether the Republican Party is prepared to get out the vote in key battleground states.

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This Week in Politics: Bernie Bros and the Fragility of White Men

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Supporters of Bernie Sanders are acting like Trump supporters. What's going on here?

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REVIEW: Two Tragic Tales of Love

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Two new Off-Broadway shows focus on historical love stories that have dire results.

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This Week in Politics: What’s in a Nickname?

Friday, May 13, 2016

WNYC
Trump calls her 'Crooked Hillary.' Should Clinton get into a name game with the master?

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This Week in Politics: When Does 'Presidential' Donald Trump Show Up?

Friday, May 06, 2016

WNYC
Presumptive nominee Donald Trump gears up for the general election with a fresh shot of conspiracy theories.

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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.

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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. 

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