Today’s Woman will focus on why it’s important to discuss women issues, media attention on women issues, and male responses to female empowerment. The last segment will discuss individual ways to counter global warming. No guest.
News and Views will continue its reports that Iran has stymied the latest U.N. attempts to probe allegations that it tried to make nuclear arms, dismissing U.S. and other intelligence purportedly proving such efforts as bogus, diplomats say. The IAEA's report though, is not due out until Monday. Dr Nosratullah Vahedi, a distinguished professor of nuclear physics by phone from Germany. He will be live on the phone to talk about what is known about this latest report on the Iranian nuclear program, EU Sec Solana's upcoming trip to Tehran, the new 5 +1 incentive package. The broadcast also reports that the European Union is preparing sanctions against Iran's biggest bank but wants to see how Tehran responds to a new offer by major powers on its nuclear program before acting, diplomats said on Friday. An EU diplomat said the 27-nation bloc was making legal and technical preparations for an asset and funds freeze on state-owned Bank Melli -- a measure long sought by the United States to raise pressure on Iran to halt uranium enrichment. We are efforting a guest to discuss this in the coming days.
Roundtable will host Mr. Iraj Adibzadeh, veteran Iranian sport commentator of Persian Service of Radio France, live from Paris. The discussion centers on Iran in International Olympic games.
Late Edition will report on high blood pressure, feature performers in Washington DC’s underground metro system, and have an original a story about the Iranian American founder of the Tiburon Film Festival.
Newstalk features a wrap up of the week in US foreign policy news. Among the topics discussed will be the Secretary Rice/David Miliband meetings, Iraq war funding, and Gen. Petraeus’ nomination for the head of CENTCOM.