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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2:44pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Politics

Senator Udall Backs President Obama's NSA Changes

Colorado Senator Mark Udall.
U.S. Senate

Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is praising President Obama’s plan to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection of American’s phone records. The plan would keep phone records in the hands of private telephone companies and require a court order to access specific records.

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8:00am

Thu March 27, 2014
Wildfires

Firefighting Personnel Readying For Colorado Fire Season

A military helicopter practices a water drop near Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, CO
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Despite Colorado’s higher than average snowpack, there’s no guarantee it will reduce the risk of wildfires in 2014. That’s why state, federal and military personal are taking the lessons learned during the severe 2012 and 2013 fire seasons to be better prepared.

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10:29am

Wed March 26, 2014
Wildfires

Working Together, Firefighting Air Resources Train For Fire Season

A military helicopter practices a water drop near Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton Tuesday.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Flexing its firefighting air power, the Colorado National Guard and wildland firefighters are conducting aerial fire suppression training exercises at reservoirs across the Front Range. When preparing for the upcoming wildfire season nothing is being left to chance.

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11:14am

Fri March 21, 2014
Wildfires

Forest Service Bolsters Tanker Fleet Ahead Of Wildfire Season

A C-130 air tanker drops chemical fire retardant below Pilot Peak at the Rim Fire in California, 2013.
USDA Flickr - Creative Commons

They’ll be more air power available to fight wildfires in 2014 than in recent years. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho says up to 17 “exclusive use” air tankers will be placed strategically across the country, ready to deploy when fires erupt.

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1:22pm

Thu March 20, 2014
Transportation

RTD Breaks Ground On New North Metro Rail Line

RTD officals and local leaders peform a ceremonial "spike-pull" commemorating the groundbreaking for the North Metro Rail Line.
RTD

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