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 Friday, May 29th. The largest newsroom in Montana movew to unionize, camping during the pandemic and what phase two of reopening looks like.

It's Thursday, May 28th. Yellowstone National Park's proposal to improve Wi-Fi in the park, testing for coronavirus in the Crow reservation and new guidelines for disposing of radioactive waste.

It's Wednesday, May 27th. The census, an upcoming heatwave and why the attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to restore a recently blocked state deadline for receiving mail-in ballots.

It's Monday, May 25th. Climate change impacts at Glacier National Park, consequences for an embattled Whitefish ministry and why child vaccinations for diseases like polio and hepatitis B have gone down during the pandemic.

The Worm: Special 2020 Primary Preview

May 22, 2020

This is a special 2020 primary election preview. Reporters from Yellowstone Public Radio and Montana Public Radio spoke to nearly every candidate for federal and statewide office in Montana's June 2 primary election. Join us as we break down the races, hear from candidates and add context.

It's Friday, May 22nd. Continued reduced hours of operation at the Canada border, Butte reaches a final Superfund cleanup deal and we take a look at whose name will be on the primary ballot for state-wide races.

It's Thursday, May 21st. The task forces working on how to reopen state public schools in the fall, confusion as gyms and fitness centers try to reopen and some of the candidates running in Montana's contested primary races.

It's Wednesday, May 20th. Loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, the collapse of part of Montana Hi-Line water system and research on coronavirus at Rocky Mountain Labs.

It's Tuesday, May 19th. Forecasted heavy rain may mean flooding, how the coronavirus pandemic has effected Montana's tourism industry and efforts to protect sagebrush grasslands.

It's Monday, May 18th. The Montana University System urges changes to the fall semester schedule, testing for COVID-19 in the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the mail-in June 2nd primary election.