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:

Yeah, the Mandarin Is Great, But Have You Seen a Wood Duck?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Central Park's latest star isn't the only duck to watch out for.

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The State of New Jersey's GOP

Monday, November 12, 2018

WNYC
After a brutal Election Day, we count the losses with one of the state's top Republicans.

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This Week in Politics: Chris Christie as Attorney General of the United States?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time for traffic problems in Washington. 

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This Week in Politics: What the Midterms Mean For New York and New Jersey

Saturday, November 03, 2018

WNYC
"No matter how voters are looking at the issues… it all comes back to Trump."

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This Week in Politics: Democrats Have a Cash Advantage, But it's Complicated

Saturday, October 27, 2018

With just 10 days to go before the midterms, Democratic candidates in New Jersey and New York are outraising their Republican counterparts. But the power of incumbency is strong.

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The Great Rikers Island Art Heist

Saturday, October 13, 2018

WNYC
A Dali painting was hanging in a lobby at Rikers? It gets weirder.

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This Week in Politics: The Battle for the New York State Senate

Saturday, October 13, 2018

WNYC
Democrats would control all three branches of state government if they win the state Senate next month.

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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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