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Non-Native Weeds Get Whacked in Southwest

Doug (right) and Brad Siegel of Sonoran Desert Weedwackers use a 14-pound steel bar to uproot buffelgrass, a weed.
Ted Robbins, NPR
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Doug (right) and Brad Siegel of Sonoran Desert Weedwackers use a 14-pound steel bar to uproot buffelgrass, a weed.

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As supervising editor for Arts and Culture at NPR based at NPR West in Culver City, Ted Robbins plans coverage across NPR shows and online, focusing on TV at a time when there's never been so much content. He thinks "arts and culture" encompasses a lot of human creativity — from traditional museum offerings to popular culture, and out-of-the-way people and events.