Today’s Woman will discuss a recent women's empowerment conference in Washington highlighting the featured film, "Powerful Noise". Also, the show will include excerpts from a pre-recorded interview with the film's executive producer Ms. Sheila Johnson.

News and Views reports that the United States won election to the UN Human Rights Council for the first time. There’s the latest on the release of imprisoned journalist Roxana Saberi, and an update on the situation in Afghanistand and Pakistan. Menashe Amir will join to discuss the Pope’s Trip to Israel, as well as Iran’s nuclear program. From inside Iran there’s an interview with an independent candidate in Iran’s presidential race.

Straight Talk: Reza Ghasemi, Iran's ambassador to Kuwait before the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and Saeed Rajaye Khorasani, former Iranian envoy to the United Nations in the 1980's (who lost his job after being arrested for shoplifting in New York), will debate the issue of Iran relations with the Arab world.

Late Edition updates on the US joining the UN Human Rights Council. There’s also the launch of a new car series, a profile of the band the “Fray”.a look at the Cannes Film Festival, and a preview of the new film “Brothers Bloom.”

Newstalk features political analysts Alireza Nourizadeh in London and Moshen Sazegara in the DC studio to discuss news of the week.