TODAY’S WOMEN:The show begins with coverage of current events, focusing on issues related to women. Next is a phone interview with Ms. Nahid Jafari, women activist involved with domestic violence workshops
in Iran. The following segment will discuss the definition and prevention of domestic violence with guest psychologist Dr. Homa Mahmoudi from Los Angeles.
NEWS & VIEWS: Two interviews from inside Iran, report on execution of young Iranian who was 18 and committed a crime when he was only 15 . He was executed in violation of international treaties. Iran is one of the signatories to these treaties. WE have a report from PNN’s Ali Javanamardi in Irbil, Northern Irag on the return of the Sadar group -- which had fled Iraq to Iran - and has now returned to Iraq. We also continue reporting on corruption at the highest levels of Iran’s government.
Shirin Ebadi is interviewed on her daughter being accused of converting to Bahaism. Nobel laureate and human rights activist Ms. Ebadi is to defend several Bahais who are in prison accused of spying for Israel. We speak to a representative of Medecins Sans Frontiers on the spread of Cholera in Iran.
Dr. Eugene Rumer , senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies appears live on News and Views to dicuss the Russia/ Georgia conflict and its impact on Iran and future UN sanctions.
ROUNDTABLE: Host Ahmad Baharloo talks with renowned musician Tara Kamangar from New York to discuss the impact of classical music on the younger generation of Iranians born outside Iran. Mohammad Mostafavi discusses the execution of Reza Hejazi, his client, who was only 15 when he committed the crime. He was executed today despite a worldwide appeal.
LATE EDITION: a report on religious freedom on China and lack of opportunities for many minorities to practice their own beliefs. We also have a report on the role of Russia in Georgia. Another report covers the Iranian disappointments in international Olympic games in China and how that impacts Iranians all over the world.
NEWSTALKHost Jamshid Charlangi is joined by Elahe Boghrat, from Berlin, Sohrab Sobhani in the Washington Studio and Alireza Haghighi from Toronto, Canada.. Topics include Iran’s importation of wheat from United States, Ayatollah Kazemeini Brojerdi’s condition in prison and recent threats against three Iranian filmmakers and the recent arrest of journalists in Iran.