Today’s Woman will be aired from The Seventh Biennial Conference on
Iranian Studies in Toronto. Our guest is Dr. Roksana Bahramitash from
the University of Montreal who will discuss female headed households
and micro credit in Iran.
News and Views will discuss what has now
become a “soft” deadline for Iran to respond to an offer by major
powers on its nuclear program. European diplomats say they are ready
to wait a few more days beyond Saturday's informal deadline for an
answer. We will have Nader Entessar, Professor and Chair Department of
Political Science, University of South Alabama to analyze.We will also
ask about reports that more than 100 nonaligned nations backed Iran's
right to peaceful uses of nuclear power on Wednesday, an endorsement
sought by Tehran in its standoff with the U.N. Security Council over
its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment.
GUESTS: NaV has a live in
studio with Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R- Md.) – We’ll discuss Iran/US
relations, the efficacy of sanctions, etc. Gilchrist is known to have
had behind the scenes meetings and direct contact with Iranian
Roundtable hosts Mr. Zakaria Heshemi, director & movie
critic, to discuss movies and entertainment, Islamic Style.
features an update of the war crimes charges against former Serb leader
Karadzic. There is also a report on the US presidential campaign,
Jamshid Akhbari, international soccer referee, to discuss soccer rules,
and a review of new film releases.
Newstalk features its round-up of the
week in US foreign policy. Topics include President Bush’s statement
regarding troop levels in Iraq, the State Dept. reaction to Saturday’s
deadline for the world power’s offer on Iran’s nuclear program, and
Defense Secretary Gate’s statement that terrorism in the number one
threat confronted by the West.