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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Features by Sarah Gardner

Forget the IRS; investigate the Girl Scouts!

An Iowa congressman is calling for an inquiry by the House Ways and Means Committee into the finances of the Girl Scouts.
Posted In: Girl Scouts

Yes, you're an intern -- but you do have rights

With so many lawsuits popping up from interns claiming they were exploited by their places of work, it's a good time for a refresher on what your rights are as an intern.
Posted In: internships

Teens face stiff competition in the search for a summer job

Many young people are struggling to find jobs now that school is out for summer. The usual seasonal employment is being filled by older workers so what are teenagers to do to earn income?
Posted In: Education, Jobs, Work, youth employment

Should we be worried about rising interest rates?

Interest rates are going up. What does that mean for consumers?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, buying a home

Get amped! There are affordable summer camp options

Summer camp can be an unforgettable experience for kids...and a costly one for parents. But, there are ways for families to get a good deal.
Posted In: summer, camping

Your summer job stories: The good, the bad, the ugly

We asked you to tell us about your best and worst summer jobs. Read some of the stories, including that of 15-year-old Delaney Stokes, who just scored her first summer job.
Posted In: Jobs, youth employment, youth

Are you afraid of the potato cartel?

A giant grocery wholesaler is accusing a giant potato growers association of fixing prices.
Posted In: potatoes, idaho, McDonald's, price fixing, food and drink

Millennials face uncertain future with part-time work

Many of America's 8 million underemployed are young -- of the Millennial generation -- and they are just getting by by working several part-time gigs at a time.
Posted In: Jobs, graduate debt, millennials, unemployement

100 years ago, a boom and bust fed by hope and greed

Railroads lured homesteaders to Montana with ads that made the dry plains look like lush English countryside. Banks offered easy money, the settlers loaded up with loans -- and drought set in.
Posted In: montana, housing market

Real estate boom and bust in 1910 and 2000: A comparison

Check out our side-by-side comparison of these two booms and busts nearly a hundred years apart... make your own comparisons.
Posted In: montana, housing market, housing crisis

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