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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, October 28th. Absentee ballot returns, growing tension in Flathead County over COVID-19 related public health restrictions and a discussion about what elections for the body that regulates electric utilities means for Montana's energy portfolio.
  • It's Tuesday, October 27th. Enforcement of public health guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, why hundreds of Montana businesses were overcharged for filing annual reports to the state and a conversation with the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Steve Bullock.
  • It's Monday, October 26th. Postponing a listening session on a proposal to acquire a greater share in the Colstrip cola-fired power plant, updates on coronavirus and a conversation with the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Steve Daines.
  • It's Friday, October 23rd. Incoming wintery weather, both candidates for Governor on what their COVID response plans might look like and a conversation with former Missoulian Editor, Gwen Florio, who resigned recently.
  • It's Thursday, October 22nd. Amtrak reduces passenger rail service, how the ideals of freedom and liberty play into Montana politics and a conversation with democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams.
  • It's Wednesday, October 21st. Montana joins the suit against Google, hospital workers ask people to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and a conversation with the republican candidate for the U.S. House, Matt Rosendale.
  • It's Tuesday, October 20th. The Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, record breaking totals for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and a conversation with the democratic candidate for Governor.
  • It's Monday, October 19th. Updates on coronavirus as cases continue to surge, last minute legal challenges against ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana and a conversation with gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte.
  • It's Friday, October 16th. Updates on coronavirus as cases continue to rise, voters option to change constitutional language dealing with signature collection efforts for ballot initiatives and the candidates running for Office of Public Instruction.
  • It's Thursday, October 15th. The pandemic's effect on the tourism industry, early voting for the November election and interviews with the candidates for State Auditor.