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.
Software maker Microsoft goes before Europe's second highest court of appeals today to argue it didn't break European Union anti-trust laws. Sarah Gardner reports.
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A federal lawsuit filed in Delaware alleges that drinking water supplies near a DuPont facility in New Jersey have been contaminated with chemicals used to make Teflon. As Sarah Gardner reports, the suit may raise serious safety questions about the common household chemical.
iTunes and the iPod helped boost Apple's earning 41% according to its recent quarterly report. And as Sarah Gardner reports, the company might have already its Next Big Thing to stoke even more growth.
Government statistics say a full 60% of the US population weighs more than it should. The problem is particularly troubling among children. And experts warn our healthcare system won't be able to carry all that extra poundage. From the Sustainability Desk, Sarah Gardner reports.
Sarah Gardner reports on the 10-year-long struggle of coffee giant Starbucks to brew up a coffee cup that would be better for the environment.
Have you ever made a bet that changed the direction of your life? A group of friends have taken a vow of consumer celibacy: no new products for an entire year. From the Sustainability desk, Sarah Gardner reports.
A men's group filed suit in federal court today, pressing the case for a father's right not to pay support for a child he never wanted. Sarah Gardner reports that winning the case will be a long shot, but that wasn't really why it was filed, anyway.