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A discussion of corruption in the U.S. and around the world

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

Sarah Chayes is a former NPR foreign correspondent and an internationally recognized expert on corruption. She will visit Iowa this week.

Twenty years after leaving National Public Radio, Sarah Chayes has become an internationally recognized expert on corruption. She is a former senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Ahead of her visits to Loras College and the University of Iowa this month, she speaks with River to River host Ben Kieffer about corruption abroad and in the U.S.

This episode originally aired Sept. 6, 2022.


  • Sarah Chayes, former NPR reporter
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.