It is that time of year again. On September 17th, Chautauqua, Wisconsin will host its annual Fighting Bob Fest, a progressive, populist forum named after Wisconsin progressive hero Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette. For ten years now, progressives from across the country have flocked to Wisconsin for the opportunity to meet progressive leaders and exchange ideas. 

In this video by The Nation and On The Earth Productions, John Nichols sits down with Ed Garvey, veteran union activist, organizer and founder of Fighting Bob Fest about what makes this gathering different than other progressive events. 

Anna Lekas Miller