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:

This Week in Politics: New Jersey's Centrist Congressman in the Spotlight

Saturday, May 11, 2019

WNYC
Growing scrutiny from local grassroots progressives for U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer's role as the House's leading centrist Democrat.

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This Week in Politics: NJ Political Boss Under Scrutiny

Saturday, May 04, 2019

WNYC
How an unelected figure helped craft legislation to benefit his interests to the tune of over one billion dollars in state tax breaks.

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This Week in Politics: The Blame Game After NJ Transit’s WrestleMania Mess

Saturday, April 13, 2019

WNYC
Stranded WWE fans highlighted larger problems with NJ Transit. But there may be signs that the Murphy administration is getting the agency back on track.

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This Week in Politics: A 'Radical Departure' As Congestion Pricing Puts Albany in Driver’s Seat

Saturday, April 06, 2019

WNYC
The new congestion pricing plan does more than toll drivers below 60th street in Manhattan. It gives Albany more control over city life.

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This Week in Politics: Just Outside the Spotlight

Saturday, March 30, 2019

WNYC
As local U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand fight for attention in a crowded Democratic field, we break down their early presidential primary strategies.

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Alien - The Play!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

WNYC
A New Jersey high school puts on an ambitious and visually stunning production of the classic sci-fi film.

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This Week in Politics: Last Push for NJ Weed Bill

Saturday, March 23, 2019

WNYC
A vote is scheduled on legalizing adult-use weed in New Jersey on Monday. It comes down to a mad scramble for 'yes' votes and passage is far from a sure thing.

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This Week in Politics: New York Budget Season - Just as Confrontational as Ever

Saturday, March 16, 2019

WNYC
It's Dem vs. Dem as New York budget negotiations face an April 1 deadline.

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This Week in Politics: A Roadmap for Compromise in Jersey?

Saturday, March 09, 2019

WNYC
Gov. Murphy's budget speech promised togetherness. We look at how far that spirit of compromise will go during negotiations.

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This Week in Politics: Our Last-Minute NYC Special Election Preview

Saturday, February 23, 2019

WNYC
With a slew of candidates on the ballot - and experts predicting low turnout - the race for Public Advocate could be decided by a handful of votes.

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Flamenco Takes Over New York

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Over the next several weeks, acclaimed flamenco dancers and their companies will be performing distinctly unique styles of the traditional dance all over New York City.

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This Week in Politics: The Trump Administration Could Put the Brakes on NJ’s Online Gambling Industry

Saturday, February 16, 2019

WNYC
A new policy from the U.S. Department of Justice takes aim at online gaming. NJ wants to know who orchestrated the change.

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This Week in Politics: Blame Game on Budget Shortfall Begins

Saturday, February 09, 2019

WNYC
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the federal tax overhaul is draining the state coffers. Others say it's more complicated than that. Let the budget-cycle political maneuverings begin.

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This Week in Politics: What Christie's Book Blitz Says About the Author

Saturday, February 02, 2019

WNYC
The man who wrote the book on Christie… dishes on the book Christie wrote.

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This Week in Politics: During the Shutdown, Local Dems Hold the Line

Saturday, January 26, 2019

WNYC
Post-shutdown, we look at how New York and New Jersey's congressional delegation dealt with the crisis.

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This Week in Politics: A Reality Check on the States of the States

Saturday, January 19, 2019

WNYC
NY's and NJ's Governors delivered their big speeches. But while New York Democrats contemplate the good times ahead, New Jersey Democrats are engaged in intraparty hardball.

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This Week in Politics: Dark Money and "Accidental Virtue" in Jersey

Saturday, January 12, 2019

WNYC
New Jersey's largest energy company inadvertently provides a peek behind the curtain of 'dark money' political influence.

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This Week in Politics: Gov. Cuomo and One-Party Rule

Saturday, December 29, 2018

WNYC
As New York's governor preps for his third inauguration, we look at whether complete Democratic control in Albany will lead to a unified vision — or an opportunity for infighting.

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This Week in Politics: Panning for (Redistricting) Gold in California

Saturday, December 22, 2018

WNYC
After a widely criticized redistricting bill dies in New Jersey, we look westward for inspiration.

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This Week in Politics: A NJ Bill With Something For Everyone (to Hate)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

WNYC
As the year wraps up, NJ State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg dishes on the redistricting bill and more.

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