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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2:03pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Environment

Beyond The Bark Beetle: New Report Highlights Threats To Colorado Forests

Aspen leaves, Conifer Colorado
Nathan Heffel KUNC

The Colorado State Forest Service released its 2012 report on the health of the state’s forests Wednesday. The annual report highlights major insect and disease concerns across the state.

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1:24pm

Tue February 19, 2013

3:51pm

Thu February 14, 2013
Energy

Weld County Commissioners Approve Explosives Bunkers

A screenshot from the GeoDynamics company website
Perf.com

Weld County Commissioners unanimously approved the construction of two bunkers that will have the capacity to store up to 7,000 pounds of explosives used in the hydraulic fracturing process

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5:16am

Wed February 13, 2013
Politics

LGBT Couples Cautiously Optimistic Civil Unions Will Pass

L-R: Fran, their five year old son Jeremy, and Anna Simon read a Dr. Seuss book before bedtime.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

After breezing through the Colorado Senate, a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples will soon be on its way to the House where it’s also expected to face little resistance.

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2:00pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Income

What ‘Side Of The Tracks’ Do You Live On? This Map Will Show You

Screencap of Boulder as seen on RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com. Warmer colors signify poorer areas, cooler colors more affluent.

President Obama will touch on many issues during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, including the economy. While RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com has been around for over a year, it clearly shows the varying income levels across every city in the country.

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