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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6:50am

Fri February 28, 2014
Transportation

Take A Construction Tour Of RTD's Rail Line To DIA

The distinctive peaks of the Jeppesen Terminal rise behind the construction underway on the new hotel and train station at Denver International Airport.
Jim Hill KUNC

Scheduled to open in 2016, construction continues on the 22.8 mile East Commuter Rail Line that will soon whisk riders from Denver’s Union Station to Denver International Airport. In some sections tracks are down, stations are taking shape, and power lines are hung.

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2:48pm

Wed February 26, 2014
Transportation

Will Tolling Become The Ultimate CDOT Funding Source?

The I-25 managed toll lane.
Colorado Department of Transportation Flickr

The contract for a 50 year U.S. 36 public-private partnership that has caused a public furor has been signed. Colorado Department of Transportation officials say the P3 is an effective way to fund transport projects. But with more managed toll lanes and possible P3’s in the works, are they best solution to a growing traffic problem?

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5:30am

Fri February 21, 2014
Transportation

VIDEO: Tired Of Ski Traffic? CDOT’s Oleg Is Too

Eastbound traffic backed up on I-70 at Floyd Hill.
Colorado Department of Transportation Flickr - Used With Permission

Colorado ski traffic is notorious. Transit officials have tried myriad ways to improve the flow on I-70 in the mountains: Police pace cars, traffic metering at the tunnels, and staggered releases at the ski resort parking lots.

Now they’re trying something new. Now they’re introducing Oleg.

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1:19pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Marriage Equality

Same-Sex Couples File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Colorado

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down DOMA in 2013. Now Colorado will face a court challenge to its 2006 same-sex marriage ban.
Photo Phiend Flickr-Creative Commons

Following the lead of similar lawsuits in Utah, Virginia and Kentucky, nine same-sex couples have filed civil rights litigation against Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson saying the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

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1:07pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Transportation

CoPIRG Calls For Review Period On U.S. 36 Contract

Road signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colo., June 2007
Landry Heaton / Flickr - Creative Commons

In response to growing public criticism over a U.S. 36 maintenance project contract, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group is asking for an extended review period.

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