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

Paid sick leave gets healthy debate

There's no federal requirement for paid sick days. Democrats argue that's hurting paychecks and the workplace. But business groups aren't buying that argument. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Paid sick days for all

Democrats want to guarantee all Americans seven days of paid sick leave a year, but passing the legislation won't be a slam dunk: Some Republicans and the business lobby are resistant.
Posted In: Jobs

If you still want that Prius . . .

The hybrid Prius is a bit of a harder sell today than it was last year, when inflated gas prices inspired greener-minded car buyers. Sarah Gardner reports on Toyota's push to increase sales.
Posted In: Retail

Subsidy cuts with a side of greens

The Senate takes a look at the 2007 farm bill today. On the table: cutting subsidies to the wealthiest farmers, aiming more money at conservation and spending to promote American fruits and vegetables.
Posted In: Washington

South Korea's beef with U.S. meat

U.S. trade officials will hold talks this week over South Korea's repeated rejection of American beef shipments — a matter that's sticking in the craw of free trade negotiations with that country. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada

New push for family, medical leave &mdash; <em>with</em> pay

Millions of Americans don't take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act because it's time off without pay. But a new bill by Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd aims to change that. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

CO2 costs the planet but helps our wallet

Carbon dioxide is hard on the environment in the long run. But, at least in the short run, attempts to reduce CO2 emissions could tax the economy. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Science

Fuel-efficiency politics on deck

President Bush is expected to call for better fuel economy in his State of the Union address tonight. Sounds simple enough, but not everyone agrees on the best way to achieve it. Sarah Gardner reports
Posted In: Auto

Executive decision: Global warming is serious

CEOs of 10 major corporations including General Electric, Caterpillar and DuPont plan to urge Congress and the President on Monday to get serious about climate change. Sarah Gardner reports.

Efficiency, not coal, called key to Texas energy

A utility's plan to build coal-fired power plants across Texas has run into opposition from a group of environmentalists, mayors and CEOs. Two national groups joined in today with an alternative. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Science

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