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.  



Mon January 13, 2014

Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case Has Implications For Colorado

sushiesque Creative Commons/Flickr

It may take months before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver decides on Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. Dave Montez, executive director of One Colorado, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group says they're watching the challenge.There’s a reason; Colorado has a similar constitutional amendment on the books.

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Thu January 9, 2014

New Cargill Windsor Plant Means Fort Collins Facility Relocation

A worker measures rolled steel in this photo provided by Cargill Metals

Lost in the announcement of a new Cargill steel processing plant in Windsor Colorado, company officials say an existing depot will be closed and its employees moved to the new location.

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Mon January 6, 2014

Denver Hispanic Chamber Previews Upcoming Legislative Session

Colorado Congressman, Democrat Ed Perlmutter speaks with former Denver Mayor Bill Vidal.
Nathan Heffel KUNC


Fri January 3, 2014
Recreational Marijuana

Driving While High? CDOT, State Troopers Are Ready

Stephen Swofford Colorado Public News

As Colorado enters its first full weekend with legal recreational marijuana, the Colorado State Patrol is reminding motorists that while it’s now legal to smoke pot, it’s still illegal to drive while high.

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Fri December 20, 2013

Lack of Support Prevents Colorado Owned Air Tanker Fleet From Taking Flight

A U.S. Forest Service Air Tanker
Rennett Stowe/Creative Commons