Friday, Jan. 22, 2021: Dakota Johnson, José Olivarez and more

Today on q: actress Dakota Johnson, author Wesley King, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, poet José Olivarez.
Actress Dakota Johnson, author Wesley King, poet José Olivarez. (Claire Folger, Granity Studios, Mercedes Zapata)

Today on q, with host Tom Power:

  • Dakota Johnson discusses her intense role in the new comedy-drama film Our Friend, and talks about why, as a third-generation actress, the only career that ever occurred to her was acting.

  • Children's author Wesley King talks about collaborating with the late Kobe Bryant on The Wizenard Series, about the ups and downs of youth basketball, and what's possible with hard work and a little magic.

  • On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen share what they thought of the musical performances at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

  • Poet José Olivarez reads a poem titled poem where no one is deported, and discusses how he thinks artists can make a difference in bridging the political divide.

WATCH | Dakota Johnson's full interview with Tom Power: