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.  



Sat November 17, 2012
Winter Precipitation Outlook

As Winter Approaches, Colorado Has Precipitation Deficit

US Drought Monitor Map of Colorado.


Thu November 15, 2012


Wed November 14, 2012

Latinos Hope To Play Large Role In Expected Immigration Reform

Ana Calderon, speaking center, Senator Mark Udall is pictured to the right
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Polls showed a massive Latino turnout on election day. Activists are hoping the voting bloc will now play a key role in shaping issues surrounding comprehensive immigration reform.

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Fri November 9, 2012

Energized by Election Night Victory, CO House Democrats Push For New ASSET Bill

State Rep. Crisanta Duran flanked by (left to right) State Sen. Lucia Guzman, State Rep. Angela Williams, former Denver Mayor Bill Vidal, and US Senator Mark Udall.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Democratic State Representative Crisanta Duran of Denver is urging lawmakers to pass an ASSET bill early next legislative session to offer a special college tuition rate for undocumented students who graduate from Colorado high schools.

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Wed November 7, 2012

Fern Lake Fire Grows To 1076 Acres

File photo of the Fern Lake Fire taken Oct. 22nd.

After a relatively calm week, the Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park is growing once again. The blaze, which was holding steady around 1030 acres, increased 46 acres sending up a sizable amount of smoke. The most active part of the fire is on the western edge of the blaze.

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