Bart Pfankuch

Small Towns, Big Challenges

21 hours ago

In The Moment … June 29, 2020 Show 848 Hour 1

Local Newspapers In Distress

Apr 15, 2020

In The Moment ... April 15, 2020 Show 796 Hour 1

CAFOs With South Dakota Newswatch

Mar 9, 2020
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... March 9, 2020 Show 769 Hour 1

South Dakota Newswatch ran a two-week investigative special on the livestock industry recently. You can find it online at According to that report, the state has seen a 15 percent rise in the number of CAFOs over the past decade. Bart Pfankuch says the stakes are high in terms of both risk and reward. 

In The Moment ... February 11, 2019 Show 513 Hour 1

The number of South Dakota children living in poverty continues to grow. You can find Bart Pfankuch's latest investigative piece for South Dakota News Watch here. He discusses his report on In The Moment.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 1

South Dakota farmers have been receiving payments from the Federal Government to cover losses incurred by the current trade war with China - more than $19 million.

But, in an investigative report by South Dakota News Watch's Bart Pfankuch, one agriculture industry official says the assistance is just a "Band Aid" that won't cover financial losses resulting from the disrupted market.

Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 2

Incarcerating people struggling with addiction is not only expensive, it's proving to be ineffective. It's a situation certain to become worse as the meth and opioid epidemics sweep the nation.

South Dakota News Watch journalist Bart Pfankuch has written about the dramatic growth of female inmate numbers. He joined In The Moment to talk about his investigation.

Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... September 4, 2018 Show 414 Hour 1

What's the state of South Dakota's rivers and waterways? An investigative series from South Dakota News Watch says river quality is at risk.

Bart Pfankuch has spent nearly 30 years as a reporter and editor. A former editor for the Rapid City Journal, he is now an investigative reporter for South Dakota Newswatch.

He joined In The Moment to discuss the threat on water quality in South Dakota.