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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 Thursday, May 6th. The Paycheck Protection Program runs out of funding, an ongoing investigation into Montana's judicial branch and the demand for more mental health services.
  • It's Wednesday, May 5th. The Montana GOP mails out a call for investigation into the judicial branch, the solo project of one violinist out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic and why local governments can't require builders to include a number of housing units for low- and moderate-income families.
  • It's Tuesday, May 4th. Construction on the highway near Glacier National Park, the state legislature studies abortion care and a conversation with the host of a new podcast about missing and murdered indigenous people, called Stolen: The Search For Jermain.
  • It's Monday, May 3rd. Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signs bills into law and praises the Montana Legislature for advancing a conservative agenda and which Montana Republican legislator plans to run for the body that regulates electric utilities in the state.
  • It's Friday, April 30th. Former Montana U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke may be considering a run for the state's new congressional seat, updates on COVID vaccinations and the 67th Montana legislative session ends.
  • It's Thursday, April 29th. The 67th legislative session begins to wrap up, vaccination rates among different age groups in the state and a conversation about deaths of despair during the pandemic.
  • It's Wednesday, April 28th. Lots of legislation moving through the state capitol as the session starts to wrap up, including bills to limit who can handle absentee ballots, to stop local governments from enacting bans on sales of flavored vaping products, to regulate recreational marijuana sales and more.
  • It's Tuesday, April 27th. Gov. Greg Gianforte signs three bills into law that aim to limit access to abortion, Montana gains a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Water and Supply Drought Outlook report shows much of the state faces drought conditions this year.
  • It's Monday, April 26th. Gov. Greg Gianforte gets his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, what tax revenue from Montana's forthcoming recreational marijuana industry will fund and ensuring Colstrip residents have access to clean drinking water for the future.
  • It's Friday, April 23rd. The legislature endorses a policy to ban transgender student athletes from competing, a bill to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons crisis and how counties are handling vaccine hesitancy.