Loren Steffy, Award-Winning Author and Columnist

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February, 2018

The Long Fall of iHeart, Once the Most Powerful and Feared Player in Radio

Launched by two of the biggest names in Texas business, Clear Channel - now rebranded as iHeartMedia - is on the brink of bankruptcy. How did the most powerful and feared player in radio come to this?

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Houston Chronicle

George MitchellHow to Rebuild Houston. Everyone seems to have an idea, but one of Houston's most famous developers has already shown how it should be done.

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Rational Middle Series
December 1, 2017

I'm excited to announce a new project. For the past few months, I've been working with acclaimed documentary film maker Gregory Kallenberg to develop a new video series, The Rational Middle Immigration. I was familiar with Gregory's work on the energy documentary Haynesville, and I was impressed with his previous Rational Middle series on energy. Now, we are delving into a multi-episode examination of the immigration issues facing the nation and what can be done about them. The first two episodes of the series are already available online for free, and Episode 3 is scheduled to be released in early 2018. We also have a related book project that we hope to release next year as well. And, of course, we will continue making new episodes of the video series as the year progresses.

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Recent Books

My latest book, The Man Who Thought Like a Ship, was released in April, 2012. This is a very personal story for me, but also one I think you'll find interesting. In some ways, it's a book I wrote a little more each time someone asked me the seemingly simple question: "What does your father do?"

   View the video below the see the
   reconstruction of the Kyrenia Ship


Following Up On Flipboard

Interested in knowing more about the latest developments in energy and nautical archaeology? I've compiled two magazines on Flipboard, Energy Insights and Nautical Discoveries. They collect news from around the web, as well as my own posts on these subjects. If you're already a Flipboard user, you can simply search on the magazines' names at the login page. If you have any news links to add to either magazine, or you have any ideas for how to improve them, please let me know.

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