Tristan Ahtone http://kwit.org en Mentally Ill Patients In New Mexico Scrambling To Find Help http://kwit.org/post/mentally-ill-medicaid-patients-new-mexico-scrambling-find-help Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And now to New Mexico, where 30,000 mental patients have had their care thrown into disarray. This summer, the state froze Medicaid payments to several agencies. The reason: allegations of fraud. Now, that's left patients who suffer from PTSD, schizophrenia, and other severe disorders scrambling to find the help they need.<p>From member station KUNM in Albuquerque, Tristan Ahtone reports.<p>TRISTAN AHTONE, BYLINE: Gay Finlayson's son Neil was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia four years ago. But Neil has been without a therapist since June. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 30826 at http://kwit.org Wyoming Tribe Wins Right To Hunt Two Bald Eagles http://kwit.org/post/wyoming-tribe-wins-right-hunt-two-bald-eagles Most Americans have little difficulty practicing their religion. But for Native Americans, performing traditional religious ceremonies isn't always so simple. Many rites often involve heavy regulation by federal authorities — especially when it comes to using sacred items like eagle feathers.<p>In a first for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Northern Arapaho tribe in Wyoming has received a permit to hunt and kill bald eagles for religious purposes. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:36:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 5246 at http://kwit.org Wyoming Tribe Wins Right To Hunt Two Bald Eagles