One year after Wisconsinites rose up against Governor Scott Walker’s decision to severely reduce pay, benefits and collective bargaining rights for public workers, the governor faces not only a recall but also an investigation. On Democracy Now! this morning, John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, discusses how the uprising in Wisconsin has driven political change and inspired other grassroots actions throughout America.

To learn more, read John Nichols’s newly published book Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street.

—Elizabeth Whitman