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:

What to Expect at New York and New Jersey Beaches for Memorial Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2020

It's no surprise that beach season will look totally different this year. And it's not too surprising that elected leaders couldn't agree on how different it should be.

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This Week in Politics: Steve Sweeney on New Jersey’s Coronavirus Response

Saturday, May 16, 2020

WNYC
The New Jersey Senate President joins us to discuss the latest on the pandemic.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Buscabulla, Eve Owen, and Rhiannon Giddens

Monday, May 11, 2020

New Sounds
New music from Rhiannon Giddens, Lettuce, and Natalia Lafourcade all pay tribute to older music, and Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla looks to summer with a beach-ready dance tune.
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This Week in Politics: New Jersey's First Vote by Mail Election

Saturday, May 09, 2020

WNYC
This week's election offers a test run for the upcoming presidential contests in the Garden State.

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Judge Orders New York Presidential Primary Back On

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A federal judge overturned the State Board of Elections decision last week to cancel the contest. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst to explain what it means for voters.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Ghostpoet and Los Cumpleaños

Monday, May 04, 2020

New Sounds
Week of May 4: This week, dance the cumbia in a premiere from Los Cumpleaños, and unintentional pandemic songs from Ghostpoet and Son Lux.
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This Week in Politics: Is a Run for New York City Mayor the Next Move for Andrew Yang?

Saturday, May 02, 2020

WNYC
The former presidential candidate says he is "attracted" to executive roles. But is he really considering a run?

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This Week in Politics: When Politics Can’t Go Door To Door

Saturday, April 25, 2020

WNYC
How DO candidates get face time with voters during a pandemic?

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This Week in Politics: A New York City Budget with Deep Cuts Across the Board

Saturday, April 18, 2020

WNYC
With the city's finances falling off a cliff, Mayor de Blasio presented an executive budget with cuts across all city agencies.

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NYC Mayor: School's Out Until September. NY Gov: Not So Fast.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Are they or aren't they closed for the rest of the year? That's the question many New Yorkers have about the public school system.

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How New York City’s Emergency Ventilator Stockpile Ended Up on the Auction Block

Saturday, April 11, 2020

ProPublica
A 2006 pandemic plan warned that New York City could be short as many as 9,500 ventilators. But the city only acquired a few hundred -- and they were ultimately scrapped.

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‘Too Many Corpses’ As NYC’s Death Toll Soars, Hospitals, Morgues, Funeral Homes Overwhelmed

Friday, April 10, 2020

“Twelve to fourteen [bodies], in a 15’ by 15’ room, literally side by side on the stretchers. It’s horrible, horrible. It’s terrible.” 

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This Week in Politics: Phil Murphy on the Pandemic

Saturday, April 04, 2020

WNYC
A look at how the New Jersey governor's "we're all in this together" approach is playing out during the pandemic.

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Inside One Brooklyn Hospital Preparing For Rapid Increase In COVID-19 Patients

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Maimonides Medical Center in Midwood is aiming to increase its capacity by 200 percent in the coming weeks.

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This Week in Politics: Budgeting During a Pandemic

Saturday, March 28, 2020

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo and the New York legislature face a budget deadline as the COVID-19 pandemic demands full attention and drains the state's finances.

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Music Lessons in the Age of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

WNYC
Kids are home from school. But they're still getting music education.

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NYC Declares State of Emergency, Bans Large Gatherings, Nursing Home Visits

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to grow in the state and city, Broadway suspends productions and some museums are closing.

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This Week In Politics: Bloomberg vs. The Rest Of The Country

Saturday, February 29, 2020

WNYC
New York City voters have had a lot of time to figure out what they think about Mike Bloomberg. But what about the rest of the country?

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This Week in Politics: New Jersey's #MeToo Moment - The State "Really Needed This"

Saturday, February 22, 2020

WNYC
Two months after women described politics in the state as a toxic environment of harassment and assault, some see steps toward meaningful change.

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NJ Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Named in Lawsuit.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The powerful chair of the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary Committee was named in a lawsuit filed this week by a woman who claims he was instrumental in her wrongful imprisonment. 

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