Today's Woman discusses Halloween, sports and the popularity of Yoga.

News & Views: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s criticizes United States sanctions against Iran as "not helpful" after meeting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on Tuesday. He also called on the Iranian leader to be "more active" in allaying the international atomic watchdog's concerns over Tehran's controversial nuclear program. The Democratic presidential debate and the issue of Iran is discussed with VOA political correspondent James Malone. We interview the mother of a student activist who was arrested 20 days ago in Iran’s Kurdish Province. We also talk with an Iranian human rights activist about the situation in the Kurdish region. We talk with a university professor and international relations expert in Iran about the challenges the Islamic republic faces on the oil issue within Iran.

Roundtable explains Halloween and other American holiday traditions with Dr. Parviz Adl, former diplomat, author and researcher.

Late Edition reports on a recent book lecture by USA Today correspondent Barbara Slavin. Ms. Slavin's new book is titled "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation"

NewsTalk hosts contributors Mohsen Sarzgara and Alireza Nourizadeh to discuss the major news of the day.