Today’s Woman will discuss women in power with guest Ms. Fariba Davoudi Mohajer, activist and journalist based near Washington. The last segment will include a satirical look at politics with guest Mr. Ebrahim Nabavi, comedian based in Belgium.

News and Views covers reports that Iran has launched what it described as its first satellite produced domestically as part of an effort to build a space industry. We’ll have domestic and international reaction, and analysis of the reports. Mr. Sam Parker, expert on Iraqi politics at the United States Institute of Peace, will be in studio to discuss the Iraqi provincial elections, and the broadcast will report of Hillary Clinton Officially sworn in as the New Secretary of State.

Mr. Reza Moeini, Iranian representative at the Reporters Without Borders organization will join Roundtable to discuss the recent censorship that has been ordered by the government of Iran against foreign news websites.

Late Edition covers reports that Muammar Gaddafi was elected chairman of the African Union. There’s also a report on coffee and the economy in Italy, a project to save Venice from sinking, an exhibit of art from the Mideast, a look at the influence of rock and roll great Buddy Holly, and a preview of the film new film Taken.

Newstalk hosts Dr Rob Sobhani in DC and Nasser Mohammedi in London to discuss news of the day.