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.

It's Wednesday, August 28th. Today we have stories about Spring Creek Mine, the missing and murdered indigenous people conferance and an interview with Republican canidate for Montana Secretary of State, Scott Sales.

It's Tuesday, August 27th. Today we have stories about a new touch-screen voting system and wild Bison relocation.

It's Monday, August 26th. Today we have stories about new regulations for private therapeutic homes, the Keystone XL pipeline and radioactive waste.

It's Friday, August 23rd. Today we have stories about Montana State University Billings, Governor Steve Bullock and Flathead Lake. We have extra reporting for you today, ending this extra-long episode of The Worm with an interview from the former communications director for Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Palmieri and an interview with the parents of Jeremy Bullock, the namesake of the Safe Schools Summit in Butte.

It's Thursday, August 22nd. Today we have stories about why 12,000 Billings voters won't get their ballots tomorrow, bison and bear spray.

It's Wednesday, August 21st. Today we have stories about how the University of Montana says it's addressing its challenges, grizzly bears and Miss Crow Nation.

It's Tuesday, August 20th. Today we have stories about possible elk poaching, hundreds of special hunting tags sold in Libby and lead in a Montana school's water.

It's Monday, August 19th. Today we have stories about Yellowstone National Park's grizzly bears, an update on children removed from the Ranch for Kids in Rexford and Montana Governor Steve Bullock's goals for the historic presidential forum for Native Americans this week.

It's Friday, August 16th. Today we have stories about West Nile Virus, which has been detected for the first time this year in mosquitoes in Montana, plans to clean up groundwater contaminated by toxic coal ash at the Colstrip power plant and the problems that have plagued the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center for years.

It's Thursday, August 15th. This morning we have stories about new fishing regulations on the Flathead River, the $275,000 grant awarded to Montana communities for infrastructure and the first court appearance of a man from Superior accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect felt disrespected the national anthem.