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How Low Gas Prices Affect Consumers And The Natural Gas Industry

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Many natural gas workers are having trouble finding work in Pennsylvania as the industry starts to cut back operations.

With the local economy relying more and more on the gas and coal industry, the news that Consol Energy posted a loss for the past quarter and outlined spending cuts for the next year-and-a-half can't be good. As the price for natural gas continues to slide, what does it mean for us? We talked with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review staff writer David Conti.

Also in the program, the White House has released an updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2020. We talked about what this could mean for the future of HIV/AIDS and we took a look at a songbook at Pitt’s Hillman Library that might prove helpful in the ongoing "Happy Birthday" lawsuit.

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