David Furst

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

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:

Week Ahead: November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

In this week's look ahead: President Trump attends New York's Veterans Day Parade, the MTA board tries to plug holes in its operating budget, and get ready for...hurling.

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"Sesame Street" Has Roots In New York City's Black Community

Monday, November 11, 2019

The heart of "Sesame Street" when it first launched was in Harlem, around 110th Street.

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This Week in Politics: What Other Municipalities Can Teach New York About Ranked-Choice Voting

Saturday, November 09, 2019

WNYC
It's official. Ranked-choice voting is coming. We look at what will change for New York City voters.

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Beatboxers Battle In Brooklyn To Be The Best

Saturday, November 09, 2019

The 10th annual American Beatbox Championships get underway this weekend.

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This Week In Politics: What to Look Out for in New Jersey This Election Day

Saturday, November 02, 2019

All 80 seats in New Jersey's Assembly are on the ballot this year. 

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This Week in Politics: Early Voting Launches in New York

Saturday, October 26, 2019

WNYC
Wait, I can vote on the weekend? Where's my polling site? What you need to know before you head out.

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This Week in Politics: The Politics of Impeachment

Saturday, October 05, 2019

WNYC
How impeachment talk is playing out in New York and New Jersey's swing districts.

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This Week in Politics: Booker Campaign on Financial Life Support

Saturday, September 28, 2019

WNYC
As Cory Booker's presidential campaign enters the 4th quarter, the candidate says it's time to "Grow or get out."

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This Week in Politics: Mayor de Blasio’s Long Distance Relationship with NYC

Saturday, August 10, 2019

WNYC
During his second term, Mayor de Blasio may be spending more time in Iowa than in City Hall. New Yorkers have noticed.

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Week Ahead: August 5, 2019

Monday, August 05, 2019

On this week's look ahead: the Queens District Attorney race heads to court, and a new law changes the statue of limitations for victims of child sex abuse. 

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This Week in Politics: New York's Democratic Incumbents Face "Crescendo of Energy and Activism"

Saturday, July 27, 2019

WNYC
Primary battles between Democratic incumbents and progressive challengers are taking shape in New York State's blue House districts.

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Savion Glover is Here to Make You Respond

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

In his new show at the Joyce Theater, tap legend Savion Glover calls upon choreographers and performers who came before him to have a conversation conducted through dance.

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A Very Special Pride March

Monday, July 01, 2019

Marches and events marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Week Ahead: July 1, 2019

Monday, July 01, 2019

In this week's look ahead: the paper ballot count begins in the race for Queens District Attorney and the MTA may be reorganized. 

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This Week in Politics: No Government Shutdown for New Jersey

Saturday, June 29, 2019

WNYC
A budget showdown ends with a whimper as Governor Murphy promises to sign a budget that killed some of his top priorities.

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This Week in Politics: A Freshman Democrat's Fight to Win a Second Term

Saturday, June 15, 2019

WNYC
Democratic Rep. Max Rose says he'll be reelected by double digits. But it's time for a reality check in NYC's most conservative congressional district.

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This Week in Politics: Cajole, Criticize, Compromise

Saturday, June 08, 2019

WNYC
As New York's legislative session winds down, WNYC's Fred Mogul analyzes Governor Cuomo's late game tactics.

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This Week in Politics: Psst! There’s a Primary Election in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

WNYC
There's an explosive intra-party showdown unfolding in the Statehouse and a state budget deadline looming. But voters are barely aware of next week's Assembly primary.

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This Week in Politics: New Jersey's Centrist Congressman in the Spotlight

Saturday, May 11, 2019

WNYC
Growing scrutiny from local grassroots progressives for U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer's role as the House's leading centrist Democrat.

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This Week in Politics: NJ Political Boss Under Scrutiny

Saturday, May 04, 2019

WNYC
How an unelected figure helped craft legislation to benefit his interests to the tune of over one billion dollars in state tax breaks.

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