PBS special explores integrative medicine On Wednesday night, Twin Cities Public Television will air a documentary called "The New Medicine." The program explores what is now being called "integrative medicine," a combination of traditional Western medicine with nontraditional practices, including acupuncture, meditation and self-hypnosis. One of the people behind the documentary is Penny George, who works with the Bravewell Collaborative and is president of the George Family Foundation.6:50 a.m.
U of M stadium proposal gets first legislative hearing University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks and top U of M athletics leaders told members of the Senate Higher Education Budget Committee this legislative session offers the best chance for a new Gopher football stadium. The latest stadium proposal passed out of committee.7:50 a.m.
Centrist Kadima Party to Lead Israeli Government
Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declares victory for his centrist Kadima party in Israel's parliamentary elections. Kadima won 28 seats in the 120-member parliament. Olmert says he'd prefer a peace deal with Palestinians, but is ready to act unilaterally to define Israel's final borders.
Hamas Cabinet in Place; Challenges Await
The Israeli election was held the same day the Palestinian parliament overwhelmingly approved the new Hamas Cabinet, setting the stage for the new administration to take office later this week. Hamas has shown no interest in accepting Israel's right to exist. But its leader says he also has no interest in perpetuating the cycle of violence of the past five years. Renee Montagne talks to Linda Gradstein.
Students Abandon School for Immigration Protests
Thousands of Latino students continue to stage walkouts across Los Angeles to protest the proposed toughening of immigration laws. Local authorities and school officials are working to keep the students in class.
Town Declares Itself a Sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants
The past few days have seen protests around the country in opposition to proposed federal immigration legislation. Renee Montagne speaks with Felipe Aguirre, the vice mayor of one Southern California town that has declared itself a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
Bolten Takes Over Amid Tough Times for White House
Joshua Bolten, currently director of the Office of Management and Budget, is replacing Andrew Card as the White House Chief of Staff. Bolten comes in at a tough time for Mr. Bush. The president's approval numbers are at an all-time low, largely because of Iraq. Also, the Republican Congress is increasingly complaining about White House policies in this mid-term election year.
For Tammy Duckworth, War Injury Leads to Politics
Tammy Duckworth, a former Army helicopter pilot who lost both legs in a 2004 attack in Iraq, is running for the Illinois House seat occupied by retiring GOP Rep. Henry Hyde. Duckworth comes from a long line of veterans with serious war injuries who wind up in politics.
Imagining a United States without Immigrant Labor
From gardeners to dry wallers, there are millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. workforce. Renee Montagne talks with Michael Fix of the Migration Policy Institute about what would happen if they all went away.
Nigeria Seizes Wanted Warlord Charles Taylor at Border
Former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has been arrested trying to cross the Nigerian border with Cameroon. He vanished after authorities in Nigeria reluctantly agreed to transfer him to a U.N. war crimes tribunal. Renee Montagne talks to Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
Christian Convert in Limbo After Release from Afghan Prison
The Afghan man who faced the death penalty for his conversion to Christianity has disappeared into hiding in Kabul, just hours after his release from prison. Italy says it may give Abdul Rahman asylum since an Afghan court dropped charges against him.