. . . by following his Oneness to the Grand Canyon.
The online story features a photo of a guy hugging a tree.
Arizona Public Radio reporter Daniel Kraker’s bio reads like a parody from The Onion.
Dan . . . heads up KNAU’s Indian Country News Bureau, which won a national UNITY award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for coverage of diversity issues.Of course!
He’s also a National Murrow Award winner in radio documentary for his story on gay Native America for Outright Radio.Naturally.
When he’s not exploring the canyons and mesas of the Four Corners . . . Dan can often be found on Flagstaff’s disc golf courses . . .Hey guys, let’s all go have a chai tea latte after disc golf!
Meanwhile, commenters on the NPR site take issue with Kraker’s characterization of Ponderosa pine aroma. Terrell Overman says
The tree that smells like vanilla is not the Ponderosa Pine- it is the Jeffrey Pine. The address below is to a fact sheet on the Jeffrey Pine from the USDA website. Come on NPR! What happened to fact checking? http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_pije.pdfCyril Owens adds his two cents:
Sorry but it’s Jeffrey Pines that have the smell of vanilla or butterscotch. They look very similar to a Ponderosa Pine. Jeffrey’s are only found above 5,000 feet. I live at 2,600 feet and have lots of Ponderosa Pines which only smell like plain old pine.This is NPR--National Public Radio.