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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Features by Sarah Gardner

Japan's latest Fukushima fix: 'Game of Thrones'-like?

Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan

5 tips to succeed in small claims court

Small claims court is a system designed to help people resolve their disputes over money. Here's what you should know to win your case.
Posted In: courts, small claims court, legal

Big changes coming for gay couples' personal finances

The Supreme Court's landmark rulings on same-sex marriage this week mean gay couples have new legal territory to consider when it comes to merging their financial lives.
Posted In: gay marriage, gay rights

The Nook, Barnes & Noble's tablet, struggles

Barnes & Noble is setting its Nook tablet free to focus on the more popular e-reader.
Posted In: Nook, nook tablet, Nook Color, Barnes & Noble

Taco Bell menu goes healthy, with protein

The fast-food franchise is looking to double the meat in its menu items.
Posted In: Taco Bell, fast food

Death of tourists also a blow to Pakistan's economy

Pakistan's tourism economy could be further in jeopardy after the attack and murder of mountain climbers.
Posted In: Pakistan, tourism

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

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