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Now in The New Yorker! Houston Beyond Fossil Fuels.

The recent essay by Progressive Forum founder Randall Morton made The New Yorker!

Houston Beyond Fossil Fuels

July 28, 2020

by Randall Morton, Founder of The Progressive Forum, the Oilfield Breakfast Forum, and Randall Morton International, Inc.

A depression is a good time to start a business. This is what I learned in Houston’s 1985 oil bust. After losing my job in an oil supply company, I was overwhelmed by the shock of insecurity and grief, and lingered in an emotional limbo for months.

Robert Reich at The Progressive Forum April 6, 2020

The 22nd U.S. Secretary of Labor and co-founder of Inequality Media, with nearly 4.5 million social media followers, Robert Reich will speak and sign books for his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, at The Progressive Forum in Houston on Monday, April 6.  

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn at The Progressive Forum January 16

Popular New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his spouse, Sheryl WuDunn, will discuss their new book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. They are the only married couple to share a Pulitzer Prize.

Karen Armstrong Returns to The Progressive Forum November 11

Photo credit: Michael Lionstar

One of the most admired writers on the topic of faith, Karen Armstrong returns to The Progressive Forum to discuss her new book, The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts.

John Paul Stevens, 1920-2019: Stories From His Houston Appearance


supreme-court-justice-john-paul-stevensby Randall Morton, President, Founder, The Progressive Forum

Jared Diamond at The Progressive Forum May 12

One of the deepest thinkers of our time, Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond returns to The Progressive Forum on Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanu El. Diamond will discuss his upcoming book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Leading Climate Scientist, at The Progressive Forum April 19

Program: Mitigate and Adapt--Or Suffer: Planning for Climate Resilience in Houston’s Post-Harvey World