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.  



Tue May 8, 2012

Are Humans Really Using Technology For Social Change?

As humans adapt to changing technology, Salim Ismail says true social, philanthropic, and economic change can occur.
acroamatic Flickr/CreativeCommons

There are nearly two billion devices currently connected to the internet. That's according to Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University. Despite claims technology is forwarding social and economic causes, Ismail says we're actually still in the early stages of figuring out how to adapt these new technological tools.

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Tue May 8, 2012

[Updated] "The World Is Watching," After Impasse, Civil Unions Bill Dies On House Floor

Theo Doranian Flickr/CreativeCommons

In what could create an historic end to the Colorado legislative session, Colorado’s Civil Unions bill cleared the House Appropriations committee on a 7-6 vote with one Republican supporter. The stage is now set for a possible debate on the house floor which could last well into tonight. 

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Tue May 8, 2012

Thunderstorms And Climate Change: Seeking An Ozone Connection

Strong storms like this one in New Mexico can suck surface air containing pollutants high into the atmosphere.
Greg Lundeen NOAA/CreativeCommons


Wed May 2, 2012

Jeffco Puts the Brakes on Parkway Bill

The intersection of US 6, CO 58, and CO 93 in Golden. Traffic congestion is a contentious issue between Golden and Jefferson County.
Bradley Gordon / Wikimedia/CreativeCommons

At the request of Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County officials have backed away from seeking drafted legislation to help complete the Jefferson Parkway Toll Road.

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Wed May 2, 2012

Opinions on Civil Unions Changing In Colorado

A drawing by 4 year old Jeremy Simon, showing his parents Fran and Anna.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A bill that would legalize civil unions in Colorado faces a key test at the State House this week. While the measure has an uncertain future with lawmakers – a recent survey suggests a majority of Coloradans favor passage of a civil unions bill.

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