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: A Single-Digit Showdown for Senate in NJ

Saturday, September 22, 2018

WNYC
The Menendez race looks close. Could Democrats be facing a problem come November?

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This Week in Politics: What the NY Primaries Tell Us About November

Saturday, September 15, 2018

WNYC
What high primary turnout and left-leaning politics mean for the general election.

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This Week in Politics: Your New York Primary Primer

Saturday, September 08, 2018

WNYC
A wide-open AG race — and what the 2018 election means for the balance of power in the state senate.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo v. Nixon, Face to Face

Saturday, September 01, 2018

WNYC
As centrist and progressive Dems fight for control of the party, we look at how the New York governor's race fits in the national picture.

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This Week in Politics: Two GOP Congressmen Snag Support from Giffords Anti-Gun Group

Saturday, August 25, 2018

WNYC
In two tight races that could help Democrats flip the house, they scratch their heads and wonder why Giffords would focus on bipartisanship now.

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Newark Police Turn Over Undocumented Immigrant to ICE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Despite its status as a sanctuary city, Newark police are believed to have cooperated with ICE to detain Daniel Castro, an undocumented immigrant with no criminal record.

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This Year, NJ Transit Really IS Having a 'Summer of Hell'

Friday, August 10, 2018

Daily train cancellations and delays have left riders reeling, and the Murphy Administration has promised little relief.

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Would Cynthia Nixon's Proposal Allowing Public Workers to Strike Pass the Legislature?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon wants to overturn a more than five decade-old law that bans public employees from going on strike.

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How the Collins' Indictment will Affect the Midterms

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The charges open the door — slightly — for Democrats to win a very Republican district.

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This Week in Politics: New York's "National Liberal Superstar"

Saturday, July 28, 2018

WNYC
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't even been elected yet. But she's already making national waves.

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This Week in Politics: Where Are Jersey's Republicans?

Saturday, July 14, 2018

WNYC
As midterm season heats up, we look at why the biggest name Republicans in the state decided to sit this one out.

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This Week in Politics: Hours Away From a Shutdown in Jersey

Saturday, June 30, 2018

WNYC
Another July, another potential government shutdown in New Jersey.

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This Week in Politics: Democratic Primaries in Red New York

Saturday, June 23, 2018

WNYC
Dems are eager to unseat GOP incumbents in November. But first, they need survive Tuesday's primaries.

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This Week in Politics: NY's Congressional Primary Debates

Saturday, June 16, 2018

WNYC
Spectrum News NY1 Political Reporter Grace Rauh breaks down the highlights of a week of high-stakes primary debates.

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This Week in Politics: What to Make of NJ’s Primary – and Looming Threats of a Shutdown

Saturday, June 09, 2018

WNYC
Senator Menendez moves on. But not without the sting of a surprising protest vote.

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This Week in Politics: June 5th is the First Big Test of Midterms

Saturday, June 02, 2018

WNYC
As Dems battle for open House seats in New Jersey, we preview Tuesday's most significant primary battles.

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New Jersey Hasn't Done Enough to Desegregate Schools, Suit Says

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Students and civil rights organizations say a statewide lawsuit is the only way to force change.

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Ruling For New Jersey, Supreme Court Says States Can Legalize Sports Betting

Monday, May 14, 2018

New Jerseyans are hoping for an economic windfall after a new Supreme Court ruling allows states to set their own sports gambling laws.

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Caught in Trump's Immigration Crackdown, N.J. Family Marks Mothers' Day Without Mom

Sunday, May 13, 2018

She was on her way to America to be with her family. Then the Trump Administration cancelled the immigration program she had already been approved for.

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This Week in Politics: GOP Primary Slugfest on Staten Island

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Republican Representative Dan Donovan faces a challenge from his predecessor – and convicted tax cheat – Michael Grimm.

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