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:

Joy Reid on the Relationship Between Medgar and Myrlie Evers

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Joy Reid, MSNBC host of "The ReidOut," has written a new book about the historical relationship between Medgar and Myrlie Evers (now Myrlie Evers-Williams).

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Your Veselka Stories (Food for Thought)

Thursday, February 22, 2024

A new documentary follows second-generation owner Tom Birchard, as he plans to retire from running the beloved Ukrainian restaurant, Veselka, an East Village staple.

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How to Protect Yourself from Scammers

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Amy Nofziger, director of Victim Support for the AARP Fraud Watch Network, and Rachel Tobac, co-founder and CEO of SocialProof Security, join us to discuss how to identify a scam.

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This Week in Politics: Why the New Jersey senate primary could signal a break with politics-as-usual

Saturday, February 17, 2024

WNYC
WNYC's Nancy Solomon brings us the latest on the Democratic primary for the seat currently occupied by Senator Bob Menendez.

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A holiday to celebrate with your sweetheart by the sea: Gullentine's Day

Saturday, February 10, 2024

WNYC
Move over Valentine's Day. It's time to honor the seagull!

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This Week in Politics: What you need to know for Election Day in NY-03

Saturday, February 10, 2024

WNYC
The special election to replace ousted congressman George Santos is Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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New York City's most iconic dishes

Sunday, February 04, 2024

WNYC
Eater New York just released a list of New York City's 'Most Iconic Dishes.' We sample a few of the highlights.

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This Week in Politics: The City Council deals Adams another veto override

Saturday, February 03, 2024

WNYC
WNYC's Elizabeth Kim looks at the latest showdown between the Council and the mayor, and how their relationship moves forward from here.

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Museum cafes that raise the bar

Sunday, January 28, 2024

WNYC
Eater NY says the new museum cafe at the Whitney Museum of American Art is as much of a destination as the art.

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This Week in Politics: A bundle of loopholes

Saturday, January 27, 2024

WNYC
Why campaign finance laws are riddled with loopholes, making them easy to exploit.

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January brings more than 40 restaurant closings in New York City

Sunday, January 21, 2024

WNYC
Over 40 restaurants have closed in New York City this month. We look at some of the reasons behind the closings.

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This Week in Politics: Possible challengers lining up for Mayor Adams in 2025

Saturday, January 20, 2024

WNYC
Unlike past New York City mayors, Adams could be facing serious challenges from within his own party.

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This Week in Politics: A first wave of deadlines for migrant families in NYC shelters

Saturday, January 13, 2024

WNYC
This week, a first wave of migrant families living in New York City shelters reached a new deadline to move out.

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This Week in Politics: A new legislative session gets underway in New York with some familiar challenges

Saturday, January 06, 2024

WNYC
As New York's legislative session gets underway, WNYC's Jon Campbell looks at the challenges ahead.

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Visiting every museum in New York City

Saturday, December 30, 2023

WNYC
There are over 170 museums in New York City. Jane August is visiting every single one.

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Brian Lehrer's 2023 Year-End News Quiz

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Brian Lehrer's 2023 Year-End News Quiz

This Week in Politics: 2024 sets the stage for an unusual senate race in New Jersey

Saturday, December 16, 2023

WNYC
New Jersey's senate race looks to be one of the defining contests of 2024. We look at how the Democratic primary is shaping up.

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This Week in Politics: Congestion pricing moves forward

Saturday, December 09, 2023

WNYC
Congestion pricing took a key step to becoming a reality for New Yorkers and area drivers this week.

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The 2023 Eater New York award winners

Saturday, December 09, 2023

WNYC
This week, Eater New York released its 2023 award winners for restaurants in New York City.

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96-year-old Brooklyn diner to close for renovations

Sunday, December 03, 2023

WNYC
The 96-year-old Kellogg's Diner is closing for renovations.

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