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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 Friday, February 26th. Efforts to create a passenger rail service in southern Montana, big changes to the state's renewable energy law and how the Veterans Administration has handled COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
  • It's Thursday, February 25th. A bill to bar doctors from performing certain medical procedures for transgender youth advances, students reactions to allowing concealed carry firearms on campus starting this summer and sustainable building materials made from microorganisms.
  • It's Wednesday, February 24th. A lawsuit against an asbestos clinic in Libby, legislation to make judicial elections partisan gets voted down and three bills to reduce taxes advance through the state legislature.
  • It's Tuesday, February 23rd. A busy week at the state capitol, updates on coronavirus including a bill to shield businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits and reactions to the cancellation of a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • It's Monday, February 22nd. A bill to modernize the right to privacy, how wolves are avoiding a skin disease and Montana farmers benefit from trade with China.
  • It's Friday, February 19th. Gov. Gianforte signs a bill which expands concealed carry firearm opportunities, updates on other bills and can the state government increase local beef sales through legislation?
  • It's Thursday, February 18th. The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program provides loans, officials postpone Montana's March oil and gas lease sale and we recap Dr. Anthony Fauci's online lecture hosted by the University of Montana yesterday.
  • It's Wednesday, February 17th. Legislation to prohibit forced private union membership as a job condition, a third biotech company in the Bitterroot Valley and Montana poised for major changes in abortion access laws.
  • It’s Tuesday, February 16th. Avalanche danger, a bill changing university student group membership rules and legislation to alter campaign finance laws for religious institutions.
  • It’s Monday, February 15th. How Montana ranks as a state to start a new small business, how many residents in long-term care facilities plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine and the statewide mask mandate, lifted Friday.