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 Thursday, February 20th. Today we have stories about the elimination of the Billings Gazette's editorial staff, ideas from Bozeman on how to address climate change and funding issues for livestock losses in Montana.

It's Wednesday, February 19th. Today we have stories about a land mine at Montana State University, NorthWestern Energy's new coal supply contract and an update on the cleanup of a former wood treatment plant in Butte.

it's Tuesday, February 18th. Today we have stories about how Gallatin and Park counties are responding to an increase in calls to 911 related to mental health and substance misuse and Montana's newest plan to address climate change.

It's Monday, February 17th. Today we have stories about an upcoming CPR training and the arrest of a man accused of threatening and intimidating Missoula public officials.

It's Friday, February 14th. Today we have stories about spring enrollment for three Montana universities, how Yellowstone County plans to lower drug-related crime and addiction and the first Democratic gubernatorial forum for 2020.

It's Thursday, February 13th. Today we have stories about the historic accomplishments of Astronaut Christina Koch who lives in Livingston when she's on Earth and the first public forum for the Democratic candidates running for Governor.

It's Wednesday, February 12th. Today we have stories about the cleanup plan for waste ponds in Colstrip, state funding to support development in four Montana Towns and an update on the state's ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.

It's Tuesday, February 11th. Today we have stories about a bomb threat in Great Falls, community health assessment in Yellowstone County and the creative solution to wastewater treatment problems in Havre.

Today is Monday, February 10. We've got stories on a jailbreak in southern Montana, new mining claims in the Beartooth Mountains and some tribal members are calling for a Native American-led task force to address high rates of missing and murdered indigenous people.

Today is Friday, February 7. Today we've got stories on the state's largest utility's plan to buy more into the Colstrip coal-fired power plant, how this winter's wacky weather is leading to both wildland fires and above average snowpack, and why Butte public health officials are unwrapping dirty diapers.