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: Can De Blasio Summon the Spirit to "Save Our Democracy?"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

WNYC
The mayor's State of the City turns into a battle cry on the State of Our Democracy.

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This Week in Politics: New Jersey's Campaign to Flip House

Saturday, February 10, 2018

WNYC
A flood of new Democratic candidates – and a potential blue wave in the Garden State come November.

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This Week in Politics: Phil Murphy Enters the Shark Tank

Saturday, February 03, 2018

WNYC
We compare Murphy's first two weeks in office to Chris Christie's. Spoiler alert: One of them used the word "I" a lot more.

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This Week in Politics: NJ's New Gov Needs a Mussolini Moment

Saturday, January 20, 2018

WNYC
Phil Murphy calls NJ Transit a "national disgrace." So what's he gonna do to make the trains run on time?

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This Week in Politics: Chris Christie's Last Stand

Saturday, January 13, 2018

WNYC
As Jersey's combative governor hits the road, we look back on the key moments from his eight years in office.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: And That's a Wrap

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Christie says Jersey is "much, much better than it was eight years ago." Join us for a look back that skips the rose colored glasses.

What Can New York Learn from New Jersey's Bail Reform?

Thursday, January 04, 2018

New York Gov. Cuomo wants bail reform for New York. Across the river, New Jersey replaced cash bail with an algorithm that determines who should be locked up while awaiting trial.

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This Week in Politics: Climate Change Science Returns to the Garden State

Saturday, December 23, 2017

WNYC
Phil Murphy's DEP pick says it's time for Jersey to "lead again" on environmental issues.

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Are You Cool With Lying to Kids About... "George"?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Why do grown-ups throw truth out the window (or up the chimney) at Christmastime? "George" is our code word for Santa. You may not want to listen to this with little kids around.

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This Week in Politics: NJ Lame Duckery in Full Force

Saturday, December 16, 2017

WNYC
Governor Christie squeezes a few more drops out of the orange before he leaves the political stage.

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The L Train Shutdown Will Bring Big Changes to Manhattan

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The MTA and Department of Transportation have released a sweeping plan outlining ideas to reshape the commute between Brooklyn and Manhattan

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New Jersey Medical Examiner System Battles Decades of Dysfunction

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A new investigation peels back the layers of mismanagement in the offices responsible for investigating causes of death in New Jersey.

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This Week in Politics: Believe the (Bad) Hype

Saturday, December 09, 2017

WNYC
Local leaders make it sound like the financial Grim Reaper is coming for NY and NJ in the form of the GOP's tax bill. They may be right.

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This Week in Politics: A Very Jersey Transfer of Power

Saturday, December 02, 2017

WNYC
As Christie gets ready to leave office, is Murphy borrowing his predecessor's secretive style?

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What You Need to Know About the GOP Tax Plans

Monday, November 13, 2017

WNYC
The Senate Republicans' tax proposal could cut taxes for every income bracket, but not every individual or family.

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This Week in Politics: Is It 2018 Already?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

WNYC
2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.

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The Suburbanites Behind the Big Blue Wave

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The suburbs may be out of the spotlight, but one political observer says these races are worth paying attention to.

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This Week in Politics: Will Low Turnout on Tuesday Cause a Surprise Result?

Saturday, November 04, 2017

WNYC
Voters head to the polls on Tuesday as the clock is ticking on the end of the Christie era. But is it?

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This Week in Politics: The Jersey Governor's Race Gets Real

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WNYC
With just two weeks to go, candidates for Gov sharpen their attacks. And the teacher's union goes after... the state senate's top Democrat?

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This Week in Politics: The Fight to Run Westchester County

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This week, the candidates running for Westchester County executive faced off in their first debate, where taxes and Donald Trump loomed large. 

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