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:

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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This Week in Politics: Where’s Bill de Blasio?

Saturday, December 08, 2018

WNYC
Hint: Probably not at City Hall.

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This Week in Politics: Nodding Off Could Be Dangerous to Democracy

Saturday, December 01, 2018

WNYC
A proposal to overhaul redistricting in New Jersey has been called deceptive, unfair and undemocratic.

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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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