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.
Posted In: sandy, New York, manhattan
After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.
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Richard Crowe, an unemployed former steelworker living in Ohio, talks about what it's been like searching for a job and what he would do when unemployment benefits expire tomorrow.
Posted In: medical care, surgery
The "never events," like leaving a sponge behind in a patient, or receiving the wrong operation, happen 80 times a week in hospitals nationwide, according to a new study.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought
Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.