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How the charges against Trump may affect the 2024 caucus

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts, and he is turning the charges and investigation into narrative fodder for his re-election bid. On this episode of River to River, political scientists offer their analysis on how the situation may unfold with host Ben Kieffer.

They also discuss the significance of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election, Finland joining NATO, and more.


  • Donna Hoffman, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa
  • Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor and professor of political science at Grinnell College
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio