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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3:39pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

"It's A Heck Of A Big Leap For Me." Bruce McCandless, Astronaut

Bruce McCandless and the iconic photo known around the world
NASA
  • Nathan Heffel reports from Lockheed Martin on All Things Considered

Astronaut Bruce McCandless has been involved with the U.S. Space Program for decades. He worked in ground control during Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon in 1969. In 1984, he became the first man to spacewalk untethered in an MMU, or Manned Maneuvering Unit.

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5:32pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Environment

Colorado's Poor Forest Health May Fuel Additional Wildfires

Colorado has 22.6 million acres of forest, a third of which has 'considerable health issues.'
halseike Flickr - Creative Commons

A Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a field hearing in Colorado Springs Wednesday. The hearing, chaired by Colorado Senator Mark Udall, highlighted forest health issues that remain following this summer’s deadly wildfires.

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3:52pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Politics

Udall Urges Passage Of 2012 Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the 2012 Farm Bill before starting their August recess. With the bill expiring in September, will Congress have time to pass the important bill when they return?

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3:17pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Politics

Colorado Meets Paul Ryan As He Talks Energy And Economy At Campaign Stop

Screencap from video of Paul Ryan's campaign stop in Lakewood, CO Tuesday.
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  • Nathan Heffel speaking to Kirk Siegler on All Things Considered

1:48pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Weather

Colorado's Hazy Orange Sunsets Will Continue... For Now

The sun sets over the front range of Colorado as seen from I70 in Denver.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

No fires are burning in Colorado – but this week’s hazy and smoky skies along the Front Range are from dozens of wildfires burning across the west.

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