Today’s Woman will include a phone interview with student activist from inside Iran Ms. Bahareh Hedeyat, on the potential enforcement of university locality restrictions. The remainder of the show will discuss the status of women in Afghanistan with our guest from Kabul, Member of Parliament Ms. Shukria Barakzai.
News and Views reports that NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said he was not certain the world can stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. He said NATO did not have a direct role to play in the issue, and said he was worried that the UN had failed to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. "I am not positive about the world being able to stop Iran from fulfilling its ambitions," he added. Dr Reza Taghizadeh University of Glasgow will join live to discuss.
NaV also covers reports that Israeli PM Ehud Olmert took off for a 24-hour visit to Moscow for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program and Russian arms sales to Teheran and Damascus. Olmert is expected to discuss with the Kremlin the proposed sale of state-of-the-art S-300 antiaircraft missiles to Syria and Iran, which Israel fears would severely limit its freedom in the air.
From inside Iran there’s an interview regarding why Iranian Medical students use drugs more that other students.
Additionally, Hassan Mansour from Schiller University in London will join the program live to discuss the global financial crisis.
Roundtable hosts traditional Persian musician Shervin Mohajer to discuss his work.
Late Edition updates on the global financial crisis. We’ll also report on the new Nobel Prize winners for medicine, have a live sports segment, cover a play about the experiences of young immigrants to the US, and a profile of the group Duran Duran.
Newstalk features a discussion with Elahae Hicks about human rights in Iran and around the world.