In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I will be off and a "Best Of" show will rebroadcast on Saturday, November 26th. I wish you a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Don't let folk get on your nerves. And don't go getting on anyone's nerves. Be grateful. Be kind. Or, simply be quiet when you can't tap into gratitude and kindness. I love you and look forward to being with you on December 3rd. Click here to listen LIVE to The Back Story every Saturday at 1:00pm PST or to listen to the unapologetically progressive KBLA Talk 1580 anytime of day or night.
Mischa Interviews Journalism Giant and Owner of KBLA 1580 AM, Tavis Smiley on MLK's Birthday
Mischa with Tavis Smiley at the start of their conversation on January 15, 2022 at KBLA.
On October 2, 2021, I was hand selected by my journalism mentor, Tavis Smiley, to host my own show on his new station, KBLA Talk 1580. Three months later, Smiley sat across the desk from me in his station, on my show, for a LIVE in-person conversation about his mentor and the person he believes is "the greatest American this country has ever produced," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to revisiting the greater work of Dr. King, Smiley and I focused more specifically on his book, Death of a King, and the agonizing betrayals Dr. King experienced during his last twelve months on this earth. About the conversation Smiley said,
"Mischa, you did an AMAZING job."
Having followed Smiley's career for more than 20 years, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have the good fortune to host a show on his station, much less be in conversation with him . . . and be in conversation about a man who has had an incredible impact on both of our lives. In my mind, it can only keep getting better from here. Up next, conversations with Oprah Winfrey and Ave DuVernay. Universe, are you listening? More about KBLA 1580.
World Renowned Artist Charles Bibbs Joins Mischa
for Los Angeles Art Exhibit
jJanuary 8, 2022
My first art exhibit was spectacular.
Special thanks to iconic artist Charles Bibbs, my oldest son Kyle who flew in from Baltimore, and everyone else in attendance. The conversation was rich and I could not be more grateful for the interest in my artwork.
soon, you will be able to purchase art pieces from my brand new Mischa Duffie Creations online store.
A couple of my art pieces.
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Mischa's Recommended Reads
As a ferocious reader, I am always reading three to four books at a time. Via this new section, I share books that I enjoyed, books that challenged my thinking, and books that greatly impacted my life. Because the list is extensive, books will be added monthly. Feel free to reach out to me on my socials to share books you've found impactful. I'd love to hear about what you've read or are reading. Click on the book's cover to learn more about the book and its author.
"How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!"