Tess Vigeland is a veteran journalist and the CEO of Tess Vigeland Productions, a Los Angeles-based multimedia company. She spent 11 years as an anchor for public radio’s Marketplace, including six hosting the personal finance show Marketplace Money. Her first book, titled “Leap: Leaving A Job With No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want,” was published in August 2015, by Random House Harmony. She can be heard as a backup anchor for NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as KCRW’s To The Point and KPCC’s Take Two in Los Angeles.
Sand can seem like the most abundant and inexhaustible thing on Earth. But a global building boom is gobbling up sand — and destroying vital ecosystems around the world — for concrete and landfill.