Today’s Woman will discuss the anti-Bahai petition in Iran with phoner guest Mr. Farhad Sabetan, spokesman of the Bahai International Community based in California. The remainder of the show will discuss the status of the US presidential elections with PNN's Shayan Samii.

News and Views continues its reporting on the US financial crisis, with Domestic and Global reactions. Also covered are comments by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the IAEA, who said the US should hold direct talks with Iran to settle the dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme, In this matter, "it is not Europe who is in charge, but the United States," he said. "The faster there are direct negotiations, the better are the chances of reaching a solution,".
The broadcast is on top of developments that China and Germany urged world powers to come together in their approach towards Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Following the cancellation of a meeting this week on Iran's nuclear endeavors.
IN other news NaV reports a Guardian newspaper story that Israel gave serious thought this spring to launching a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites but was told by President George W Bush that he would not support it and did not expect to revise that view for the rest of his presidency.

Roundtable hosts Dr. Roksana Bahramitash from Montreal, Canada, to discuss the trends in the employment of Iranian women.

Late Edition updates on the US financial bailout impasse and the status of the Presidential debates. There’s also a review of the latest movies releases, a live discussion with Joseph Akrami, director and producer of political documentaries, a look at the China’s Holga camera, and an anthropologist researching the nomadic Kurds of Northern Iraq.

Newstalk features its monthly “Face to Face” segment. Profiled are the life and times of Ali Reza Nourizadeh.