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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@YPRadioNews

Language:

English

Contact:

406-657-2988


Episodes

The Worm for January 21, 2022

1/21/2022
It's Friday, January 21st. Insight into an incident that left a Montana firefighter with severe injuries last summer, efforts to overturn the state's constitutional protection for abortion access and disagreements over Yellowstone bison herd reduction.

Duration:00:07:33

The Worm for January 20, 2022

1/20/2022
It's Thursday, January 20th. Scammers pretending to be state employees, expunging marijuana-related criminal convictions now recreational marijuana is legal in the state and low staffing leads to assault at the Montana State Prison.

Duration:00:09:01

The Worm for January 19, 2022

1/19/2022
It's Wednesday, January 19th. A campsite for people experiencing homelessness opens in Missoula, flu cases increase in the state and distributing at-home COVID-19 test kits.

Duration:00:08:49

The Worm for January 18, 2022

1/18/2022
It's Tuesday, January 18th. A string of warm weather in Billings, efforts to bring passenger rail service back to southern Montana and upcoming interviews to participate in a traveler benefit program.

Duration:00:07:34

The Worm for January 17, 2022

1/17/2022
It's Monday, January 17th. Bison relocated to the Fort Peck Reservations, updates on COVID-19 impacts on schools and why seasonal depression hits especially hard during January.

Duration:00:08:56

The Worm for January 14, 2022

1/14/2022
It's Friday, January 14th. How the state might utilize a program addressing orphaned oil wells, updates on rising COVID-19 cases and a conversation with a teacher in Great Falls about the latest pandemic-related disruptions to schools.

Duration:00:19:47

The Worm for January 13, 2022

1/13/2022
It's Thursday, January 13th. New applications for marijuana dispensaries, helping a pelican who got stuck in Montana and hospitals experience a major shortage of blood donations.

Duration:00:12:22

The Worm for January 12, 2022

1/12/2022
It's Wednesday, January 12th. Montana's Governor asks the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the ongoing dispute between the state high court and Republican lawmakers, updates on coronavirus and a conversation about hospital staffing shortages.

Duration:00:11:54

The Worm for January 11, 2022

1/11/2022
It's Tuesday, January 11th. Updates on COVID response as cases continue to rise, the state takes a look at how it regulates landline services and a pay increase for Montana's seasonal firefighters.

Duration:00:06:29

The Worm for January 10 , 2022

1/10/2022
It's Monday, January 10th. Officials ask Montanans to once again mask up as COVID cases begin to rise, flooding caused by ice jams and what state-licensed marijuana labs are testing for.

Duration:00:07:17

The Worm for January 7, 2022

1/7/2022
It's Friday, January 7th. Winter weather hits the state, Montana hospitals prepare for a wave of new COVID patients and a conversation about how recreational marijuana sales have affected cannabis supplies.

Duration:00:14:42

The Worm for January 6, 2022

1/6/2022
It's Thursday, January 6th. Montanans among the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol a year ago today, a new wave of COVID-19 cases and a conversation about donors hitting a $1 million cap on a new tax incentive for donating to public schools.

Duration:00:14:23

The Worm for January 5, 2022

1/5/2022
It's Wednesday, January 5th. Contingency plans and cancellations as coronavirus continues to impact sports teams and how the state government plans to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as the omicron variant starts to spread in Montana.

Duration:00:10:04

The Worm for January 4, 2022

1/4/2022
It's Tuesday, January 4th. Updates on responses to coronavirus in the state, new leadership for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes after their election and new analysis predicts Republicans may win Montana's two congressional districts.

Duration:00:05:58

The Worm for January 3, 2022

1/3/2022
It’s Monday, January 3rd. I’m your host, Jess Sheldahl. Artists recognized for their work, how the start of recreational marijuana sales went this weekend and after more than 80 years without a permanent gathering place, Helena’s Jewish community raises money to acquire Montana’s oldest synagogue.

Duration:00:11:45

The Worm for December 30, 2021

12/30/2021
It's Thursday, December 30th. Rapid testing for COVID-19 as the Omicron variant starts to spread in Montana, recreational marijuana sales just days away and a look at mountain snowpack.

Duration:00:08:56

The Worm for December 29, 2021

12/29/2021
It's Wednesday, December 29th. Funeral financial assistance, how drought conditions have affected Montana's winter wheat crops and precautions for New Year's Eve celebrations as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Duration:00:08:02

The Worm for December 28, 2021

12/28/2021
It's Tuesday, December 28th. How COVID surges in other parts of the country have affected Montana airports, Bozeman's tiny home village and the Montana Office of Public Instruction prepares to modernize the system it uses to process teaching licenses.

Duration:00:10:39

The Worm for December 27, 2021

12/27/2021
It's Monday, December 27th. Montana's unemployment rate hits a record low, using 3D printing to build affordable housing and a conversation about rapid testing for COVID-19.

Duration:00:17:52

The Worm for December 23, 2021

12/23/2021
It's Thursday, December 23rd. Drunk driving during the holidays, COVID-19 the leading cause of death among American-Indians in Montana and why some schools struggled to hire paraprofessionals to work alongside teachers this year.

Duration:00:12:34