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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
  • More evacuations ordered near Helena due to a fast moving wildfire, a way to increase education flexibility in the state considered, and a Montana teacher who taught refugees from Vietnam shares why it was the best year of her career.
  • A firefighter dies and more evacuations ordered in Montana’s first major wildfire of the season, the Held climate case hits the high court, and our series on the Vietnam War looks at the smallest city for refugee resettlement after the war, which was in Montana.
  • Senator Tester not yet confirming if he will stand behind President Biden’s reelection campaign, efforts revving up to drive tourism to eastern Montana, and our series on the Vietnam war continues with conversations from Montanans who witnessed the chaos as the US left Vietnam.
  • The man killed in a shootout in Yellowstone Park is identified, awareness of heat related illnesses ramps up as temperatures rise, and our series on the Vietnam War continues with conversations from Montana women affected during that time.
  • A plan to build electric vehicle charging stations loses power, a land purchase near Helena preserves thousands of acres for the public and the military, and our series on Montana survivors of the Vietnam War begins this morning.
  • A Montana man serving time for January 6 insurrection crimes has his sentenced reduced, a partnership rallies public support for a new wilderness designation in southwest Montana, and new drought predictions for much of Montana.
  • A new ruling on travel in grizzly bear and trout country, Montana Republicans outline what their party stands for, and we meet the Bone Biddies who are helping preserve some famous fossil finds in Wyoming.
  • A candidate for U.S. senate steps down from his company, Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to the ruling shielding presidents from prosecution and how to help your pets survive holiday fireworks.
  • Montana homeless advocates weigh in on how a new supreme court ruling affects the state, a feedlot near Billings moves to raise more environmentally friendly beef, and we take you to the naming ceremony for a rare white bison born in Yellowstone.
  • A win for forests as mining claims get turned into public lands, employees in the graduate program at UM get approval to form their own union, and advocates ask the state for more money for movies.