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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11:54pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Politics

Presidential Debate Gets Mixed Reviews from Coloradans

A debate watch party at the Colorado History Museum sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS.
Nathan Heffel
  • Bente Birkeland, Nathan Heffel and Kirk Siegler report

Coloradans turned out for watch parties across the state Wednesday night, as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney squared off in their first debate at the University of Denver.

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10:57am

Wed October 3, 2012
Politics

With Debate In Denver, Udall Says Colorado Plays Role In Nation's Future

U.S. Senate
  • Nathan Heffel speaking with Mark Udall

All eyes will be on Colorado tonight as the University of Denver hosts the first presidential debate. We recently sat down with Colorado Senator Mark Udall to discuss the role Colorado is playing in this year’s campaign, as well as the issues facing the state as the election nears.

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2:18pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

A Taste Of Iceland Brings Cultural, Culinary Delights To Denver

Nathan Heffel KUNC

When Iceland air announced it would start flying into Denver International Airport, Mayor Michael Hancock said the new route would generate more than $19 million in tourism spending.

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4:07pm

Wed September 26, 2012
Politics

Paul Ryan Energizes Crowd At Ft. Collins Campaign Rally

Republican VP Candidate Paul Ryan tours Walker Mowers in Ft. Collins before a rally at the plant.
Walker Mowers Facebook/WalkerMowers

Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan brought the Romney campaign to Northern Colorado Wednesday. During what was dubbed a “town hall meeting” Ryan energized a crowd of around 1,200 at a local manufacturing facility in Fort Collins.

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8:20am

Mon September 24, 2012
Weekend Travelogue

Romance Of The Rails: The Train Keeps A-Rollin'

While the locomotive is modern, there is still plenty that is nostalgic on the California Zephyr
Nathan Heffel KUNC

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, "Why did you take the train?" I guess it's a fair question. One can drive from Denver to Chicago in roughly 16 hours and fly there in 2 hours.

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