by Michele Van Kleef

What happens when you bring in an author and public radio personality, specializing in finance, to a music-based radio station?


Tess Vigeland (left) talking with Michele Van Kleef at Portland Radio Project, 9.21.15.

Tess Vigeland and I have been friends since we were teenagers in the church choir. Along with being a nationally recognized journalist and author, Tess is also an accomplished pianist.


Tess Vigeland.

It was great fun learning about the events that followed in her journey that started with OPB, Marketplace, NPR’s All Things Considered and culminating with her first book, Leap, Leaving a Job With No Plan B, to Find the Career and Life You Really Want.

I was warned that Tess may start interviewing me, considering that’s what she did for a living for many years. We ended up doing a little back and forth. A bunch of laughs and mutual admiration for each other proved to be quite an interesting Drop-In Session for sure! Listen by clicking below!