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.  

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4:20pm

Mon May 12, 2014
Wildfires

Expecting A Normal Wildfire Season, Hickenlooper Signs Wildfire Legislation

Governor John Hickenlooper briefs reporters following a 2014 wildfire update.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As snow fell in Colorado Monday, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke about the state's 2014 wildfire outlook and signed three wildfire focused bills into law. While Northern Colorado has seen ample moisture, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control said the state should still expect to see an average to normal fire season.

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6:00am

Mon May 12, 2014
Colorado Wonders

Get A Drone's-Eye View Of Colorado's Front Range

Screencap from the video, showing the view from above over Speer Blvd. in Denver. Downtown skyscrapers loom to the right of the frame.
Metro Denver EDC

7:00am

Fri May 9, 2014
Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Behemoth Steam Train, Big Boy No. 4014, Returns Home To Cheyenne

Union Pacific's No. 4014 'Big Boy' arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

An imposing piece of railroad history has returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Union Pacific’s No. 4014 ‘Big Boy’ completed the more than 1,000 mile trip from Colton, California to Cheyenne. It will now undergo an extensive renovation to restore it to full steam powered service.

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11:05am

Thu May 8, 2014
Education

Despite War Torn Past, Greeley Refugees Are Going To College

Sadiyo Adan studies nursing at Aims Community College in Greeley.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

6:00am

Thu May 1, 2014
Civil Unions

After One Year Of Civil Unions, Colorado LGBT Still Look To Full Marriage

Fran and Anna Simon, the first couple to enter into a civil union in Denver, May 1, 2013.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

May 1 marks the one year anniversary of civil unions becoming legal in Colorado. Denver officials will celebrate the milestone with a reception. However, LGBT advocates are still fighting for marriage equality in the state.

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