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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3:47pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Politics

RNC Visits Denver As Search Continues For 2016 GOP Convention Host City

Ann and Mitt Romney exit the stage after Mitt's speech at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Balloons and grandchildren filled the stage after the speech.
Mallory Benedict/PBS NewsHour http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Six cities are still in the running for the 2016 RNC National Convention. Including Denver, others on the list like Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Cleveland and Cincinnati will all receive ‘technical visits’ to give organizers a better feel for the cities’ offerings.

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11:13pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Water

Deciding The Annual C-BT Water Quota Is A Delicate Balancing Act

The Flatiorn Pinstocks. These pipes carry C-BT water from the Western Slope to the northern Front Range.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

With mountain snowpack well above average and area reservoirs still full from last year’s flooding, it could be a banner year for water in Colorado. But just because there’s plenty of water to go around, it doesn’t mean water users will get all they want.

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5:39pm

Wed April 9, 2014
Politics

Denver’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Begins Hearing Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Gay marriage protester outside the Minnesota Senate chamber, 2010
Fibonacci Blue Flickr-Creative Commons

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is hearing oral arguments Thursday over a federal court’s December ruling that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. It’s one of two cases the three-judge panel will hear regarding same-sex marriage bans in the coming weeks.

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4:29pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Politics

Could Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Be A Boon For Colorado's Economy?

Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester Flickr-Creative Commons

Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Colorado could add an estimated $50 million in spending to the state and local economy and $3.7 million in tax revenue according to a study. Currently, Colorado bans same-sex marriage, offering civil unions in their stead.

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12:03pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Craft Beer

New Belgium, Left Hand Among Notables On 2013 Top 50 Craft Brewery List

Justinwkern Flickr-Creative Commons

Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium continue to have a hold on the craft beer market. The Fort Collins icon sits at number 3 on the top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies based on sales volume. It’s not just the brewers of Fat Tire, five other Colorado beer makers can be found on the Brewers Association’s annual list.

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