David Furst

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

David Furst appears in the following:

Weekly Music Roundup: Bette Smith, Public Enemy, and Nubiyan Twist

Monday, September 28, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Sep. 28: This week, the next great Brooklyn soul singer Bette Smith; the return of Public Enemy, and a posthumous duet from John Prine and Kurt Vile. Plus, a huge Prince reissue.
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This Week in Politics: Prepping for New Jersey's All-Paper Election

Friday, September 25, 2020

With ballots due to arrive in New Jersey in early October, we look at why the state has chosen an all-paper approach to the November election.

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As Construction Halts on Chinatown Jail, Future of Rikers Plan Unclear

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Now that a judge has halted construction of a new jail in Manhattan's Chinatown, the future is murky for the city's $11-billion plan to replace Rikers with smaller facilities.


Before Remote Learning, There Was Sesame Street

Monday, September 21, 2020

In some ways, public television was the original remote learning. 


COVID-19 Has Highlighted Racial Disparities In Health Care —And The Need For More Black Doctors

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted racial disparities in health care, including the need for more Black doctors. 

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Online Orientation Kicks Off At New York City Public Schools

Thursday, September 17, 2020

In a kind of a soft launch, a million-plus public school students are supposed to be logging on for orientation before the first full day on Monday.


New Podcast Looks at the Run Up to 9/11

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Nineteen years have passed since the attacks on 9/11. And now the story of the decade-long shadow struggle that produced them is the subject of a new podcast. 


This Week in Politics: Trump v. Murphy Doesn’t Appear to be on a Fast Track

Saturday, September 05, 2020

The Trump campaign sued NJ Gov. Phil Murphy over mail-in voting. But with time running out, nothing has been done to expedite the process.

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This Week in Politics: Your How-To Guide on Voting in New York This November

Saturday, August 29, 2020

After a series of changes, New York hopes absentee ballots will be more voter-friendly this fall.


This Week in Politics: New Jersey Preps for a Historic Mail-in Election

Saturday, August 22, 2020

With the U.S. Postal Service removing equipment ahead of an election expected to rely heavily on mail-in voting, we check in on the state's latest plans.

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Creator Of An Opera on Police Violence Is Named Head Of Opera Studies At The Manhattan School of Music

Friday, August 14, 2020

Tazewell Thompson is the director and librettist of Blue, an opera that tells the story of a Black family in Harlem dealing with the death of their teenage son.


Electric Companies Face Challenges Bringing Back Power

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Local leaders say utility companies didn't do enough to prepare for last week's tropical storm. 


New Jersey Legislature to Vote on Whether to Delay Redistricting

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Leaders says they need to delay redistricting because of the pandemic.


Workers Can Come Back, But When.. And To What?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Nonessential workers are allowed to go back to the office. Now, landlords and businesses are trying to figure out how to keep them safe.


New Yorkers Can Now See Records On Thousands of NYPD Officers With Substantiated Complaints

Monday, July 27, 2020

The news organization ProPublica has published thousands of civilian complaints against NYPD officers. 


Insurgents Pick Up Seats As New York Primary Results Trickle In

Thursday, July 23, 2020

New York held its primary exactly one month ago on June 23rd. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Gothamist's David Cruz report on results so far.


Settlement in Segregation Suit Against NJ School District

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A northern New Jersey school district has settled a 2018 lawsuit accusing it of racial segregation. 


This Lawyer Took Down the Mob. Now He's Going After New Jersey's Corporate Tax Breaks

Monday, July 20, 2020

The state may claw back a half a billion dollars as a result of Jim Walden's investigation.

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'We're There for Engagement': Anti-Violence Groups Address Rise In Shootings

Thursday, July 16, 2020

With shootings on the rise in New York City, anti-violence groups are working to address conflicts before they lead to shootings.


New York Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. On Recent Spike In Gun Violence

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Recent shootings include the death of a 1-year-old boy in Bed-Stuy and a mass shooting in Crown Heights, both of which Cornegy represents.