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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12:04am

Wed July 4, 2012
Space Exploration

Colorado Designed Orion Spacecraft Delivered To NASA

Artist’s rendering of Orion during Exploration Flight Test-1, the first spaceflight of America’s next generation spacecraft.
NASA

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first space-bound Orion Spacecraft Crew Module to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The module was designed at the company’s Littleton facility and will be NASA’s first orbital test flight outside of Earth’s atmosphere since the 60’s.

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3:11pm

Tue July 3, 2012
Wildfires

After South Dakota Crash, MAFFS C-130's Back In The Air

A modified military C-130H Hercules plane performs a test drop earlier this year during MAFFS training day at Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs.
Jim Hill KUNC

As numerous fires continue to burn across Colorado and the western United States, the fatal crash of a key part of the firefighting effort concerned officials battling the blazes.  

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9:34am

Tue July 3, 2012
Wildfires

Preparing For The Next Disaster: Differing Views On Evacuation Training

Screen capture from a Douglas County Emergency Preparedness Video
Douglas County
  • Larmier County Emergency Manager Eric Nilsson and Ron Hanavan with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The enormous task of evacuating residents from natural disasters like wildfires typically falls to county officials and residents. However, that varies from county to county.

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2:44pm

Fri June 29, 2012
Wildfires

Entire MAFFS C-130 Fleet Activated To Fight Western Wildfires

A MAFFS C130 drops its payload over the Waldo Canyon Fire.
The National Guard Flickr - Creative Commons

The US Forest Service has mobilized four additional military C130’s to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in Colorado bringing the entire fleet into service. The last time all eight of the specially equipped planes were activated was 4 years ago.

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6:48am

Fri June 29, 2012
Wildfires

White House Approves Disaster Assistance For Larimer, El Paso Counties

Smoke hovers over Larimer county from the High Park Fire on June 10th.
Dave Dennis KUNC

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