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On WestSouthwest, a reunion of a group that supported lesbians in Kalamazoo for more than 20 years. And the difference between a bee, a wasp and a yellow jacket and why you should know the difference. 


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Lavender Morning is holding a reunion Sept. 30. At a time when few LGBT people were out, the group brought lesbians in Kalamazoo together for reasons of self-defense but also for support and community. Lavender Morning’s 20-year run – from 1979 to the turn of the 21st century – spanned a pivotal time for gay rights in the US.


A wasp hovers over a tulip on a warm spring day in Washington Park on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
AP Photo/Mike Groll

This time of year, it’s not unusual for bees to ruin your picnic. Except the bugs landing on your potato salad likely aren’t bees at all. Many people have trouble telling the difference between bees and other stinging, flying insects. 


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On WestSouthwest, an explanation of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (it's not a government agency). And we remember former ONEPlace Director Thom Andrews who passed away last week, with a version of an interview with him that aired in August.


Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Public Library / Kalamazoo Public Library

Thom Andrews called being director of ONEPlace at the Kalamazoo Public Library his “dream job.” He had to give it up for health reasons. Andrews passed away last week at the age of 56.


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