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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, January 18th. Emergency measures to stop tree-killing invasive beetles, legislation that would protect businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits and reopening the paycheck protection program.
  • It's Friday, January 15th. Updates on coronavirus including changes to health mandates, wildfires in central Montana and the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline in limbo after environmentalists challenge water crossing certification.
  • It's Thursday, January 14th. Montana's sole representative in the U.S. House votes against impeachment, when the state will move to the next phase of vaccination and the lawsuit against oil and gas leases.
  • It's Wednesday, January 13th. A bill that looks to limit governor's executive orders during times of emergency, quarantine policies for vaccinated healthcare workers and affordable housing for teachers in Big Sky.
  • It's Tuesday, January 12th. Montana's sole U.S. Representative opposes removing President Donal Trump from office, changes to the way Montanans engage with their state legislature due to the coronavirus and what happened to winter?
  • It's Monday, January 11th. Updates on coronavirus testing and vaccination efforts and a conversation with Republican Senator Steve Daines about how he views the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week and the aftermath.
  • It's Friday, January 8th. Governor Greg Gianforte's first budget proposal, healthcare workers get vaccinated for COVID-19 and how Montana's federal congressional representation reacted to Wednesday's violence at the U.S. Capitol.
  • It's Thursday, January 7th. Montana state political leaders condemn pro-Donald Trump extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol, the state's revised COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan and a proposed pay raise for state employees.
  • It's Wednesday, January 6th. Congressman Matt Rosendale joins the group of lawmakers who intend to object to Electoral College results today, Governor Greg Gianforte announces a new vaccine distribution plan and where federal COVID relief money for a state emergency housing program is going now.
  • It's Tuesday, January 5th. The start of Montana's 67th legislative session, Governor Greg Gianforte sworn into office and the document that will guide forestry and logging projects in the state for the next decade.