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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 Wednesday, November 25th. Critics on why ABC's new TV show "Big Sky" misses the mark, what we know about vaccine distribution plans and nurses urge Montanans to stay home for the next few weeks.
  • It's Tuesday, November 24th. Efforts to boost medical staff as coronavirus cases continue to rise, Missoula passes the state's first flavored vaping product ban and why some groups say the U.S. Department of Interior is trying to rewrite the Great American Outdoors Act to undermine a popular federal program.
  • It's Monday, November 22nd. Updates on coronavirus as the state announces more than 1,000 cases every day for nearly a week and forest managers address a backlog of controlled burns postponed this past spring due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • It's Friday, November 20th. Updated coronavirus health order, revenue forecasts help shape the 2021 state budget and as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to strike down the Affordable Care Act, many Montanans' health care coverage hangs in limbo.
  • It's Thursday, November 19th. Forest management, lawmakers elect leaders to shape legislative priorities during the 2021 session and as the holidays approach, we examine the safety of gathering with friends and family amid COVID-19 risks.
  • It's Wednesday, November 18th. Governor Steve Bullock extends COVID-19 restrictions, why people are asking the state to reject the application for construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and lawmakers meet to pick political party leaders.
  • It's Tuesday, November 17th. Government payments to Montana farmers and ranchers, Governor-elect Greg Gianforte announces transition advisory team members and temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Billings.
  • It's Monday, November 16th. The Blackfeet Tribe memorializes those who have died due to COVID-19, Governor-elect Greg Gianforte's natural resource advisory team and a conversation with Senator Jon Tester about why Democrats are losing ground in the west.
  • It's Friday, November 13th. Why recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program are being asked to return payments, staffing shortages at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and more updates on COVID-19 cases.
  • It's Thursday, November 12th. Updates on coronavirus as cases continue to surge across the state, veterans reflect on 2020 and a day in the life of Montana's 2021 Teacher of the Year, who teaches at a one room schoolhouse in Beaverhead County.