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:

Risk Connecting With Strangers On A Phone Or A Stage At 'A Thousand Ways'

Saturday, June 19, 2021

"A Thousand Ways" at the Public Theater asks us to reveal ourselves to a stranger - another (anonymous) ticket holder. 

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This Week in Politics: Manhattan DA Candidate Fends Off Attacks From Rivals In Heated Debate

Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Reporter Gwynne Hogan and Weekend Edition Host David Furst discuss the race, including the fact that New Yorkers are likely to know the winner after polls close on Tuesday. 

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This Week in Politics: Early Voting Gets Underway in the New York City Primary

Saturday, June 12, 2021

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WNYC's Brigid Bergin has an update on the primary as early voting gets started.

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This Week in Politics: Next Front For Police Reform Advocates? The New York City Council

Saturday, June 05, 2021

The progressive left is backing City Council candidates who pledge to hold the next NYC mayor accountable on police reforms.

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This Week In Politics: New York City Council Is About To Experience Huge Turnover

Saturday, May 29, 2021

With so many open seats, there's a lot up in the air. Here's what you should be paying attention to. 

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A Bird's Eye View of the City Council Seats Up for Grabs

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Gotham Gazette executive editor Ben Max speaks with host David Furst about what's at stake in City Council races. 

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This Week in Politics: Bundlers Get Busy in the NYC Mayor's Race

Saturday, May 22, 2021

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People who are limited in giving to candidates skirt restrictions by acting as "bundlers."

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This Week in Politics: Fiance of Stringer Accuser Says She Spoke of Assault 7 Years Ago

Saturday, May 08, 2021

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On not speaking up until now, Jean Kim says Stringer was a powerful figure who had, "All the resources. And you know, I don't have any resources."

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Comparing NY and NJ's Marijuana Legalization Efforts

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic marijuana legalization law that the New York state legislature passed overnight.

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Remembering Dandy, The New York Yankees' Short-Lived Mascot

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The pear-shaped, pinstriped mascot ran afoul of team owner George Steinbrenner even before he made his debut.

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Diversity In Monuments Isn't Just About Who They Depict -- It's Also About Who Makes Them

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Public works made by women and other minorities are often overlooked in the debate over representation through monuments.

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WNYC' s David Furst Passes Baton to New Morning Edition Host Michael Hill

Friday, March 19, 2021

David has hosted since last summer. Michael starts Monday.

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Dedicating WNYC's 2020 Time Capsule

Thursday, March 18, 2021

WNYC's 2020 Time Capsule has been delivered to it's semi-permanent home for the next decade: Next to our station's transmitter, at the top of the Empire State Building.

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Public Theater and WNYC Studios Release Groundbreaking New Audio Interpretation of Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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The Public Theater in partnership with WNYC Studios is launching an audio interpretation of Shakespeare's  Romeo & Juliet.

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WQXR's Artist Propulsion Lab Violist Jordan Bak on WNYC's Morning Edition

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Jordan Bak is a violist and one of the winners of WQXR's Artist Propulsion Lab. 

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Study: NY Children With COVID-19 Recorded Higher Than Normal Kidney Injuries

Monday, March 15, 2021

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A new report from Northwell Health, the state’s largest health system, spots a worrying complication for kids with COVID-19. Here’s what parents need to know. 

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The New York Variant Is More Infectious. Can The COVID-19 Vaccines Stop It?

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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The city's vaccination campaign is locked in a race against the coronavirus variants, so what does that mean for reopening? 

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An Interview with Brandon Patrick George

Monday, March 08, 2021

WQXR Chief Content Officer Ed Yim sits down with flutist Brandon Patrick George to talk musicians, the pandemic, and the new Artist Propulsion Lab.

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Week Ahead: March 8, 2021

Monday, March 08, 2021

This week: Gov. Cuomo says it's business as usual for him, but is it? Also: COVID's impact on Latino men in NJ, the anniversary of the Broadway shutdown, and it's time to spring ahead.

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WQXR's Artist Propulsion Lab: Supporting NYC Musicians

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

WQXR's Chief Content Officer Ed Yim and flutist Brandon Patrick George talk about musicians, the pandemic, and the new Artist Propulsion Lab.

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