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:

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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This Week in Politics: NY's Congressional Primary Debates

Saturday, June 16, 2018

WNYC
Spectrum News NY1 Political Reporter Grace Rauh breaks down the highlights of a week of high-stakes primary debates.

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This Week in Politics: What to Make of NJ’s Primary – and Looming Threats of a Shutdown

Saturday, June 09, 2018

WNYC
Senator Menendez moves on. But not without the sting of a surprising protest vote.

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This Week in Politics: June 5th is the First Big Test of Midterms

Saturday, June 02, 2018

WNYC
As Dems battle for open House seats in New Jersey, we preview Tuesday's most significant primary battles.

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New Jersey Hasn't Done Enough to Desegregate Schools, Suit Says

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Students and civil rights organizations say a statewide lawsuit is the only way to force change.

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Ruling For New Jersey, Supreme Court Says States Can Legalize Sports Betting

Monday, May 14, 2018

New Jerseyans are hoping for an economic windfall after a new Supreme Court ruling allows states to set their own sports gambling laws.

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Caught in Trump's Immigration Crackdown, N.J. Family Marks Mothers' Day Without Mom

Sunday, May 13, 2018

She was on her way to America to be with her family. Then the Trump Administration cancelled the immigration program she had already been approved for.

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This Week in Politics: GOP Primary Slugfest on Staten Island

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Republican Representative Dan Donovan faces a challenge from his predecessor – and convicted tax cheat – Michael Grimm.

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This Week in Politics: NJ's Gov Struggles for Answers

Saturday, May 05, 2018

WNYC
Confronted by basic questions regarding key programs, Murphy comes up short.

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This Week in Politics: NJ Dems Fight to Turn Every Congressional Seat Seat Blue

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Jersey GOP congressman Frank LoBiondo stood in a bright red cranberry bog in 2010. Possibly fearing a blue wave, he bailed on running in 2018.

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This Week in Politics: Phil Murphy, Trump Warrior, Strikes Back

Saturday, April 21, 2018

WNYC
Phil Murphy may have gotten the upper hand in the fight to protect the Jersey Shore. But his record on the environment has been a bit of a mixed bag.

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The Working Families Party Endorses Cynthia Nixon

Sunday, April 15, 2018

WNYC
After the endorsement seemed inevitable, the response from labor unions was swift.

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This Week in Politics: Plenty to Sort Out as NY Budget Deadline Looms

Saturday, March 24, 2018

WNYC
With only a few horse-trading days left before New York's 'Fiscal New Year,' Governor Cuomo and the legislative leaders have a lot of work to do.

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An Irish Goodbye for Late Gov. Brendan Byrne

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Healy's Tavern in Jersey City to pay tribute. 

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This Week in Politics: Can De Blasio Summon the Spirit to "Save Our Democracy?"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

WNYC
The mayor's State of the City turns into a battle cry on the State of Our Democracy.

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This Week in Politics: New Jersey's Campaign to Flip House

Saturday, February 10, 2018

WNYC
A flood of new Democratic candidates – and a potential blue wave in the Garden State come November.

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This Week in Politics: Phil Murphy Enters the Shark Tank

Saturday, February 03, 2018

WNYC
We compare Murphy's first two weeks in office to Chris Christie's. Spoiler alert: One of them used the word "I" a lot more.

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This Week in Politics: NJ's New Gov Needs a Mussolini Moment

Saturday, January 20, 2018

WNYC
Phil Murphy calls NJ Transit a "national disgrace." So what's he gonna do to make the trains run on time?

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