Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk covering sustainability news spots and features. Gardner’s past projects include “Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” to name a few. Gardner began her career at Marketplace as a freelancer and was hired as business editor and back-up host to David Brancaccio in the mid-90s. Prior to her work at Marketplace, Gardner was a public radio freelancer in Los Angeles, a staff reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, a commercial radio reporter in Massachusetts and an editor/reporter for a small town newspaper in Minnesota.  Throughout her career she’s enjoyed those light bulb moments in interviews when she gets an unexpected answer that leads to a compelling news story.  Gardner is the recipient of several awards including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Finance Journalism (1997), an AlfredI.duPont-Columbia University Award (1996-1997) and a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest and most prestigious media award (2000). Gardner attended Carleton College where she received her bachelor’s degree in religion and Columbia University where she received her master’s degree in journalism. A native of Waukesha,Wis., Gardner resides in Los Angeles.

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President Obama returns to Hollywood

The president seeks more Hollywood cash now that GOP challenger Mitt Romney is cutting into his Wall Street donations.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, campaign contribution
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British lawmakers dub Murdoch unfit as CEO

Media titan Rupert Murdoch gets rapped for ignoring phone hacking in U.K. But who reprimands CEOs in the U.S. -- and for what misdeeds?
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch
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Cattle futures bounce back despite case of Mad Cow

The case of Mad Cow in California put a few South Korean retailers off of buying U.S. beef temporarily. But Canadian and Japanese importers haven't flinched.
Posted In: Agriculture, mad cow disease, cows, cattle
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President Obama to discuss student loan rate increase

Interest rates on federal student loans are set to double on July 1. The president is urging Congress to stop that increase.
Posted In: student loan, college
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Poll shows Obama and Romney in dead heat

A CBS News/New York Times poll finds Romney closing the gap. So how would his wealth affect his policies?
Posted In: Mitt Romney
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Obama wants toothier oversight of oil markets

The president wants $52 million to help the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shore up industry oversight, something analysts say will do little to oil prices.
Posted In: Oil
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Demand for dark chicken meat is rising

Thanks to TV chefs, the dark meat of chicken thighs and drumsticks are getting a leg up on the once-popular chicken breast.
Posted In: chicken
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The decisions that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

A new book explores how BP's management led to Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and whether it could happen again.
Posted In: deep water drilling, bp oil spill, BP
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Hybrid vehicle owners rev down

Only a little more than a third of hybrid vehicle owners decided to buy another hybrid in 2011, according to a new study.
Posted In: cars, Auto, hybrid cars
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We're running out of room to store natural gas

Natural gas is housed in underground salt caverns, depleted oil fields and aquifers. And the glut of gas means they are filling up too fast.
Posted In: natural gas, weather

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