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.

Features By Sarah Gardner

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Gauging the job impact of environmental regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency's regulations have long been a object of contention for their impact on jobs. A new report from the Institute for Policy Integrity's hopes to wrap job considerations into the EPA's analyses.
Posted In: EPA, green jobs
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Letters: 'Hearting' taxes, medical tests

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the impact of taxes on the community, unnecessary medical tests and procedures, and making matzo more appealing.
Posted In: letters
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Local 'News Mob' descends on Angels stadium

The Orange County Register plans to have at least 70 reporters covering the Angels season opener as the media and fan frenzy reaches a fever pitch.
Posted In: baseball, newspapers
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Weekly Wrap: Jobs, Facebook, and Golf

New York Bureau chief Heidi Moore and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal check in for our weekly recap of wall street and the economy: Sluggish jobs report, Facebook plays the exchange game, and will IBM's CEO go to the Masters?
Posted In: employment, jobs report, Facebook, Golf
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Stores target matzo in Passover price war

Supermarkets regularly take losses on matzo sales to bring in Passover shoppers, and often turn to cheaper Israeli manufacturers to minimize those losses. While American matzo producers are hurting, shoppers don't seem to mind where their matzo came from.
Posted In: matzo, Passover
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Bankers jump on Super PAC bandwagon

Friends of Traditional Banking wants to target a few close Congressional elections rather than spreading their money around to a lot of politicians hoping they'll vote in their interests.
Posted In: super PAC, Bankers
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P&G bars office access to Pandora, Netflix

Proctor & Gamble has shut down access to Pandora and Netflix for all its employees globally.
Posted In: Entertainment, netflix, Facebook, workplace
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Panel recommends a second opinion on medical tests

A panel of doctors is recommending that physicians and patients think twice before performing several common medical tests.
Posted In: Health, doctor, medical care
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Waitress sues over $12,000 tip

She claims it was a tip; police are keeping the money as part of a drug investigation.
Posted In: tips
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The taxpayers most likely to get audited

With just 15 days left before taxes are due this year, are you more likely to get audited than your neighbor or co-worker?
Posted In: Taxes, audit

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