Today’s Woman will include a discussion with women's rights activist Fariba Davodi Mohajer regarding hijab in contemporary society highlighting Golshifteh Farahani and Shirin Ebadi's choice not to cover while abroad.

News and Views continues its coverage of the global financial situation, with an emphasis of how decreasing oil prices are affecting Iran’s economy. Live on the phone from Paris to discuss is international oil consultant Dr. Parviz Mina. We’ll also report that several former heads of European governments visiting central Iran say that democratic reform is the best way for Tehran to break out of international isolation. Their remarks were made Wednesday while on a trip to central Iran to show support for their host, former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami.
Also covered at reports that the US has new intelligence indicating Iran is reorganizing in an effort to assert its influence inside Iraq and may be behind several recent attacks, according to a senior U.S. official.
From Inside Iran we will have an interview with a just relased Azari prisoner, as well as a commentator on the “unofficial” start of the presidential campaign in Iran.

Roundtable will host Dr. Saeid Jamshidi who will discuss cell phone use and the possibility of brain cancer.

Late Edition reports on how the US presidential campaigns are focusing on the economy. There’s also a live report on the student movement in Iran, a medical wrap-up, a profile of the Spanish Island of Formentera, fashions from Bolivia, and a review of the new film “The Secret Life of Bees.”

Newstalk features political analysts Alireza Nourizadeh from London and Moshen Sazegara, in the DC studio. Topics include inflation in Iran, a change in Iran’s army commanders, and the US elections.