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

Big business: unhappy patriots

Congress is set to renew the Patriot Act before it expires at the end of this year. But some powerful corporate lobbies say it makes it too easy for the Feds to get confidential business records. Sarah Gardner reports.

Golden State (Working) Warriors

A study out today says a California family of four must bring in $71,000 a year just to make ends meet. From the Work and Family Desk, Sarah Gardner reports on what these figures signal for the rest of the country.

Granny Flats

Baby boomers are now inviting their aging parents to live with them. Or rather ... next door. Granny flats are getting more popular. But Work and Family Correspondent Sarah Gardner reports ... on an unexpected wrinkle.
Posted In: Retirement

"F" is for financial literacy...

Raise your hand if you know the answer. Which of the following tends to have the highest growth over 18 years: A), a U.S. savings bond; B), stocks or C) a savings account? If you answered B for stocks, you're way ahead of most teenagers in this country. In a recent financial literacy survey of the nation's high school seniors, most of the kids chose a different answer. More than half flunked the test. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports on finance lessons for students.
Posted In: Investing

Gay Marriage

Despite legislative attempts to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts, many same-sex couples in the Bay State will try to get hitched starting May 17th. That's the date set by a historic ruling in the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that marrying in Massachusetts might not level the financial playing field.

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