South Dakota News Watch

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

In The Moment ... August 1, 2019 Show 628 Hour 2

South Dakota has gone from second in states that produce the most honey to fourth in just two years. Why such a sudden drop? What's the outlook for South Dakota's honey producers?

Nick Lowrey is an investigative reporter for South Dakota News Watch. He discusses his feature story that says the state's beekeepers are facing the industry's "darkest days."

Adria Botella

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

As the American media landscape continues to shift, South Dakota News Watch celebrates its anniversary. The online news organization entered the market as public service journalism, financially supported by donations from readers.

Randell Beck and Jack Marsh, co-chairs of the South Dakota News Watch Board of Directors, return to In The Moment.

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.

In The Moment ... February 15, 2018 Show 278 Hour 2

South Dakota News Watch is an independent, nonprofit news organization with oversight from a nine-member supervisory board. The co-chairs are Randall Beck and Jack Marsh.

Beck is a retired editor and publisher of Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls (2001-2013).