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.  



Fri September 21, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: Diner Cars & Drinking Companions

The conductor is a blur of activity during a late night stop in Lincoln NE.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Community seating is a unique concept in the California Zephyr dining car. You have no choice, if you're traveling alone, of who you sit with. Truly, it’s a roll of the dice.

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Fri September 21, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: A Ride On The California Zephyr

Farm country rolls by my window on the Zephyr
Nathan Heffel KUNC


Thu September 20, 2012

More Coloradans Living In Poverty Since Start Of Recession

Jim Hill KUNC

According to a new analysis of 2011 Census figures – a higher percentage of Coloradans are living in poverty than in 2007, before the economic recession began. Poverty rates in northern Colorado have remained steady.

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Sun September 16, 2012

Republicans Gardner, Lamborn Vote No On Stopgap Measure

4th District Congressman Cory Gardner speaks to a constituent during a September 15th campaign stop in Greeley.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

The US House passed a six-month short term spending measure last week which will keep the federal government running into next spring. Passed by a bipartisan vote of 329-91, the bill now makes its way to the Senate, which is expected to pass it through for the President’s signature next week. 

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Fri September 14, 2012

Boulder Medication Drop Helps Keep Waterways Clean

Thousands of prescription pills are bagged for disposal at a medicine drop in Virginia.
The Virginia Guard CreativeCommons/Flickr

The City of Boulder is encouraging residents to drop off their expired or unwanted medication for proper disposal Saturday. The free event is aimed at keeping medicine from being flushed down the drain. 

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