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The Worm
Weekdays at 7:00 AM

The Worm is a daily news podcast for early bird listeners. Host Jess Sheldahl rounds up stories from the newsrooms of Yellowstone Public Radio and Montana Public Radio. Available online and on podcasting apps by 7 A.M. weekdays.

Latest Episodes
  • It's Friday, April 9th. Three different proposals to regulate and tax recreational marijuana in the state, the Montana Senate advances the state budget and a conversation about Montana's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
  • It's Thursday, April 8th. Legislation to increase the tax credit residents can claim for donations to private schools, the possibility of more COVID-19 vaccines coming to the state and a look at why Native American tribes in Montana have some of the highest vaccination rates in the state.
  • It's Wednesday, April 7th. An overhaul of the state's income tax code, first lady Susan Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19 and what will "low-noise" rumble strips being installed in western Montana sound like?
  • It's Tuesday, April 6th. Gov. Greg Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19, a possible record-breaking tourism season this summer and we take a look at legislation that would impact transgender people moving through the state capitol.
  • It's Monday, April 5th. Determining the constitutionality of a new law that gives the governor more discretion to appoint judges, COVID-19 cases rise in Gallatin County and we check in with a a couple in Bozeman about the joys and challenges of living through a pandemic.
  • It's Friday, April 2nd. Governor Greg Gianforte gets his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the premier of a feature film shot in Billings and a look at federal protections for grizzly bears.
  • It's Thursday, April 1st. All Montanans, 16 and up, eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, testimony on the state's fledgling recreational marijuana program and how migrating birds are drawing human visitors to watch their journey north.
  • It's Wednesday, March 31st. Grants for film making, changes to a proposed ban on transgender women and girls competing in women's sports and the challenges facing state lawmakers as they shape regulations for recreational marijuana.
  • It's Tuesday, March 30th. How Montana lawmakers might regulate recreational marijuana, updates on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations and legislators advance a first draft spending plan for the latest federal stimulus package.
  • It's Monday, March 29th. A more optimistic state revenue estimate, experts concerned about possible drought conditions in the state and millions of dollars of state funding for forest projects.