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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 Monday, August 10th. New coronavirus cases as well as new restrictions on some reservations and we have a recap of the first debate between candidates running to represent Montana in the U.S. Senate.
  • It's Friday, August 7th. Fires burning across the state, a new cold case investigation office in Billings and updates on coronavirus testing efforts.
  • It's Thursday, August 6th. The fire outlook, updates on coronavirus and economic plans from both candidates running for Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • It's Wednesday, August 5th. Senior citizen programs face pressure to serve those sheltering at home on the Crow Reservation, how coronavirus has exacerbated poverty in Montana and census worries.
  • It's Tuesday, August 4th. Coronavirus relief money for the 2020 census, what some are calling the most important Supreme Court ruling for Native Americans in U.S. history and proposed police reform.
  • It's Monday, August 3rd.
  • Today we’ve got a stories on calls for an all-mail ballot general election, a Big Sky construction site has a COVID-19 outbreak and business owners give feedback on how past federal coronavirus relief packages worked out.
  • Today we’ve got a stories on Montana’s new lead monitoring program in schools, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal water compact takes a step forward and Montana’s U.S. Senators break down their priorities for the next federal coronavirus relief package.
  • Today we’ve got quick updates on university reopening plans, a group of state lawmakers show support for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water compact and the state agriculture department reports mysterious seed shipments.
  • Today we’ve got an update on the novel coronavirus, a report that says Black people in Montana are arrested for marijuana at higher rates than white people and a Salish and Crow photographer talks about her exhibit in the Smithsonian.