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The Worm
Weekdays at 7:00 AM

The Worm is a daily news podcast for early bird listeners rounding up stories from around Montana and the region. Available online and on podcasting apps by 7 A.M. weekdays.

Latest Episodes
  • Two transgender women file suit against the state over gender markers on birth certificates, Democratic lawmakers refuse to participate in a hearing over abortion rights, and the airport in Billings adds a new concourse, more seats and additional flights.
  • Did the government overstep in charging rioters from the 2021 insurrection? The U.S. Supreme Court's decision could affect some Montanans, animal rights activists file a complaint after a circus elephant makes a great escape, and Earth Day events begin this weekend - how you can help cleanup your community and the planet.
  • A celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Livingston gets backlash, Montana’s Department of Justice accused of withholding information, and a pachyderm parades in downtown Butte.
  • Federal land managers eye Montana and Wyoming for solar power development, a nuclear power reactor plant in Butte gets another look, and numbers released for summer streamflow forecasts.
  • Outrage continues after a Daniel, Wyo. man allegedly tortured and killed a wolf, the fentanyl crisis is deepening in Montana, and select roads in Yellowstone Nat'l Park open Friday, contingent on weather.
  • A new nursing school breaks ground in Montana, a report details chemical hazards in drinking water, and state lawmakers hope the federal government will invest in rare earth mineral extraction from Butte's Berkeley Pit.
  • Montana educators sue the state over sex education policies, grizzly bears slowly start to wake up, and outrage over a Wyoming man who allegedly tortured a wolf.
  • We break down the politics at play in the wrangling for abortion access, a new initiative to bring Billings neighbors together begins today, and your chance to perform the National Anthem at Big Sky State games is approaching.
  • Students encouraged to learn about Indian Boarding schools through a project at the Western Heritage center, and rainy days and Mondays did not get eclipse watchers down.
  • Confusion continues over an abortion ballot initiative, the first wave of charter schools set to open in July, and whether the weather cooperates for the solar eclipse today remains a mystery.