Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk. Her past projects include “We Used To Be China," "Coal Play," "Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” among others. 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. She 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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Posted In: infrastructure, earthquake, los angeles, southern California, water
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Posted In: California drought, drought; agriculture; water markets; California
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Posted In: water, water rights, california, drought
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Posted In: McDonald's, consumer, shareholders
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Posted In: california, drought, Proposition 13, Proposition 218
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Posted In: drought, Agriculture, water markets; California
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Posted In: water, Agriculture, california, drought
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Posted In: drought, groundwater, conservation, water
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