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.
David Furst appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
In his new show at the Joyce Theater, tap legend Savion Glover calls upon choreographers and performers who came before him to have a conversation conducted through dance.
Monday, July 01, 2019
Marches and events marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
Monday, July 01, 2019
In this week's look ahead: the paper ballot count begins in the race for Queens District Attorney and the MTA may be reorganized.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
A budget showdown ends with a whimper as Governor Murphy promises to sign a budget that killed some of his top priorities.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Democratic Rep. Max Rose says he'll be reelected by double digits. But it's time for a reality check in NYC's most conservative congressional district.
Saturday, June 08, 2019
As New York's legislative session winds down, WNYC's Fred Mogul analyzes Governor Cuomo's late game tactics.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
There's an explosive intra-party showdown unfolding in the Statehouse and a state budget deadline looming. But voters are barely aware of next week's Assembly primary.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Growing scrutiny from local grassroots progressives for U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer's role as the House's leading centrist Democrat.
Saturday, May 04, 2019
How an unelected figure helped craft legislation to benefit his interests to the tune of over one billion dollars in state tax breaks.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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.
Saturday, April 06, 2019
The new congestion pricing plan does more than toll drivers below 60th street in Manhattan. It gives Albany more control over city life.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
A New Jersey high school puts on an ambitious and visually stunning production of the classic sci-fi film.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
It's Dem vs. Dem as New York budget negotiations face an April 1 deadline.
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Gov. Murphy's budget speech promised togetherness. We look at how far that spirit of compromise will go during negotiations.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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.
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.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
A new policy from the U.S. Department of Justice takes aim at online gaming. NJ wants to know who orchestrated the change.
Saturday, February 09, 2019
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.