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.
Posted In: Connecticut, state health exchanges
Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its model to other states.
Posted In: TSA, air lines
The TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids on new screening machines.
Posted In: mortgage
Why new housing starts are down in January – though up year-to-year.
Posted In: Oil, energy, shipping
New shale oil fields in the middle of the country, far from pipelines, depend on rail to get to coastal refineries
Posted In: Google, acquisitions, internet of things, ai, artificial intelligence
If a start-up hopes to get Google's attention, there are a few essentials. First, be brilliant.
Posted In: railroad
Railroads are shipping less coal, while they're sending packed supply trains to the oil fracking fields of North Dakota.
Posted In: Reese's, Butterfinger, candy
Why on earth would Butterfinger bring out a new product that takes on Reese's?
Posted In: TSA, holiday travel, Taxes
Airport officials are urging Congress to raise the cap on passenger fees from $4.50 to $8.50.
Posted In: coal, montana, coal mining
The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Posted In: coal, energy
Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.