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 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.

Today is Thursday, February 6. We've got stories about how Montanans are feeling following President Donald Trump's acquittal by the U.S. Senate, a proposal for expanded wolf hunting and trapping in the northwest corner of the state and what industry and educators are doing to address worker shortages in the greater Bozeman area.

Today is Wednesday, February 5. We've got stories on how Montana's U.S. Senators plan to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a new bakery in Livingston hopes to offer job training and fresh, healthy bread for both locals and food pantries across the state and we analyze this winter's wacky weather.

Today is Tuesday, February 4. We've got stories on a state lawsuit challenging opioid distributors, lawmakers' call for their colleague to resign and a new plan to double the number of Montanans receiving community-based mental health care treatment over the next five years.

Today is Monday, February 3. Today we've got stories on how state officials are responding to the coronavirus outbreak, new proposed regulations on radioactive oil waste disposal and impacts from this weekend's high winds and record-setting warmth.

It's Friday, January 31st. Today we have stories about whether the weather is normal for winter, another installment of the "I Sat Down With..." series from the University of Montana and the biggest public school budget in the state.

It's Thursday, January 30th. Today we have stories about Potter's Field Ministry in Whitefish, Livingston's plans for future growth and reactions to cuts in the biggest school district in Montana.

It's Wednesday, January 29th. Today we have stories about the University of Montana's annual economic outlook report and the Republican primary candidate for Secretary of State responds to an ethics complaint lodged against her.