Nathan Heffel

Reporter/All Things Considered Host

I’ve has always been fascinated with radio, from competing in the 'radio broadcasting' category for my middle school forensics team, to DJ'ing a late night college radio show at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where I earned my Political Science degree. 

Most recently I was the Public Affairs/ News Manger at KUVO FM as well as the local Denver host of PRI’s “The Takeaway” [a morning news show]. I started my career as an Assistant Producer for the multi-award winning Kelly, Mudflap and JoJo Morning Show on KYGO FM.

I’ve covered many local events including the Windsor, CO tornado, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and the 2010 Four Mile Canyon fire.  



Wed November 19, 2014

Colorado Farm Bureau, Business Roundtable Unhappy With President's Immigration Move

A screencap of the President speaking about immigration reform in Las Vegas in 2013.
White House

A day before President Barack Obama announces a series of steps protecting around 5 million immigrants in the United States illegally, representatives from the Colorado Business Roundtable and The Colorado Farm Bureau urged Congress to take action and dismissed the president's plan as potentially damaging to any legislative solution.

The representatives called on Colorado's legislative delegation to pass immigration reform in Congress before the end of the current session.

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Tue November 18, 2014
LGBT Health

Colorado Transgender Community Continues To See Health Disparities

One Colorado, the state's largest LGBT advocacy group, says transgender Coloradans face a higher level of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than the general population.
One Colorado

While the physical health of Colorado's transgender population is similar to the general population, their mental health outcomes are drastically different. It's just one of a series of key findings in a survey produced by One Colorado in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the LGBT Center of Colorado, Denver Health, and the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.

As Colorado's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group, One Colorado said social and health disparities continue to exist for the state's LGBT Community overall.

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Thu November 13, 2014

With Winter Snow, CDOT Again Tackles The Problem Of I-70

A snowplow sits ready at a CDOT maintance shed outside Gypsum, Colorado.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As winter arrives in Colorado, a familiar friend came to town with it: winter driving. Traffic between Denver and the Vail Valley is notorious in the cold months, but Colorado's Department of Transportation said they’re ready for another long winter. But is there a permanent solution to the Interstate 70 problem, or are we doomed to more long delays and closures?

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Mon November 10, 2014
Future Of Museums

How House Museums Are Squaring Don't Touch With Interactive Audiences

The Astor House in Golden, Colorado
Golden Museums

If you've ever been to a house museum (the Molly Brown House for example,) you pretty much know the routine. You take a tour with a docent who explains the history while standing behind a velvet rope looking at pristine historical artifacts. Then you stop by a small gift shop and you're done.

There's little reason to go back. Unless, that is, your Aunt Carol is in from out of town.

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Fri November 7, 2014
Colorado Flooding

Rocky Mountain National Park Gauges Public Opinion On Trail Restoration

The Twin Sisters Trail, September, 2013.
Rocky Mountain National Park

Four popular trails at Rocky Mountain National Park – the Lawn Lake and Ypsilon Lake, Alluvial Fan, Twin Sisters and Aspen Brook trails – were so damaged by Colorado's historic flooding, park rangers are preparing to repair or reroute them. The park is asking for the public's help in deciding which trail plans to go with.

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