Jess Sheldahl

Morning Edition Host

Jess Sheldahl is a reporter and host for Morning Edition at Yellowstone Public Radio. She fell in love with public radio after becoming a DJ at the University of Montana’s college station KBGA. Since then, she’s worked at MTPR and graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Montana. Born and raised in Montana, Jess understands the importance of reporting on local news and issues that matter to the people who live here. She also enjoys a cold beer and a good book under the Big Sky.

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It's Tuesday, August 27th. Today we have stories about a new touch-screen voting system and wild Bison relocation.

It's Monday, August 26th. Today we have stories about new regulations for private therapeutic homes, the Keystone XL pipeline and radioactive waste.

It's Friday, August 23rd. Today we have stories about Montana State University Billings, Governor Steve Bullock and Flathead Lake. We have extra reporting for you today, ending this extra-long episode of The Worm with an interview from the former communications director for Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Palmieri and an interview with the parents of Jeremy Bullock, the namesake of the Safe Schools Summit in Butte.

It's Thursday, August 22nd. Today we have stories about why 12,000 Billings voters won't get their ballots tomorrow, bison and bear spray.

It's Wednesday, August 21st. Today we have stories about how the University of Montana says it's addressing its challenges, grizzly bears and Miss Crow Nation.

It's Monday, August 19th. Today we have stories about Yellowstone National Park's grizzly bears, an update on children removed from the Ranch for Kids in Rexford and Montana Governor Steve Bullock's goals for the historic presidential forum for Native Americans this week.

It's Friday, August 16th. Today we have stories about West Nile Virus, which has been detected for the first time this year in mosquitoes in Montana, plans to clean up groundwater contaminated by toxic coal ash at the Colstrip power plant and the problems that have plagued the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center for years.

It's Thursday, August 15th. This morning we have stories about new fishing regulations on the Flathead River, the $275,000 grant awarded to Montana communities for infrastructure and the first court appearance of a man from Superior accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect felt disrespected the national anthem. 

It's Wednesday, August 14th. Today we have stories about the expanded area where cattle producers are required to vaccinate animals at risk for brucellosis, changes to the Endangered Species Act and Steve Daines' reaction to the Trump administration's pick to head the bureau of Land Management, William Perry Pendley.

It's Tuesday, August 13th. This morning we have stories about Montana State University police officers' annual active shooter training, the hail storm that hit Billings and other parts of Montana on Sunday and Montana's Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines' apperance yesterday at a Missoula luncheon.