Today’s Woman will discuss the life and works of in-studio guest novelist Ms. Zohreh Ghahramani.

News and views will update on the crisis in Gaza with reactions from the State Department and the latest from the UN and European diplomatic efforts. Philip Farah, spokesman for the the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, will be on set the role played by US churches of different denominations trying to bring a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
Mansour Kashfi, a professor of Oil and Energy, to discuss the $1.76 billion deal signed by Iran and China for initial development of Iran's N. Azadegan Oil field.
NaV will also update on the global financial crisis.

Mrs. Shahla Shafigh will join Roundtable to discuss the increasing rate of divorce in Iran, and the fact that the marriage age for Iranian men and women has increased -- for men, from 32 to 40, and for women from 24 to 32.

Late Edition reports the Obama administrations use of “soft power.” There’s also a live report on Blackberry technology, a Russian opera star, a live interview with writer Mirza Agha Asgar, and a preview of an all star performance before the Obama inauguration.

Newstalk will discuss the week in US foreign policy.