NPR Word by Word Interview with Jeff

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Northern California Public Media’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers host Gil Mansergh wanted to juggle things up a bit, so our first guest for 2019 is the internationally renowned juggler, clown, teacher, playwright and author Jeff Raz. They discussed Jeff’s latest book, The Snow Clown and Jeff’s adventures teaching … Read More

Podcast with Dr. Ricky Fishman

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In this Podcast, Jeff speaks with Dr. Ricky Fishman of Health Grooves about the role of clowning in health and healing as well as his own journey to become a world-renowned clown. Jeff talks about his life path including his professional clowning career and co-founding Medical Clown Project and his … Read More

Spectacle Journal Review

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Book Review Vol. VIII, No. 1 January 2019 The Snow Clown: Cartwheels on Borders from Alaska to Nebraska by Jeff Raz ISBN 978-0-9979048-2-6 Jeff Raz has had a remarkably varied career in the performing arts that has supported him and his family for decades. His book The Snow Clown deals … Read More

Storytelling Across Cultures

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The Snow Clown is full of stories, of course; it is also about the power of stories across cultures. Near the end of the book, a group of high school students in the Yup’ik village of St. Michael take the power of storytelling away from their teacher, who has been … Read More

The Power of Storytelling

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In a recent interview with the NY Times, Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) talked about the power of storytelling: Michelle Obama: When I say “go high,” I’m not trying to win the argument. I’m trying to figure out how to understand you and how I can help you … Read More

The Politics of Human Connection

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A few weeks ago, I was working a phone bank supporting progressive candidates. One guy started our conversation with, “I would never vote for a Democrat in my life.” I asked him why and he told about a bill that Jerry Brown signed into law that “Ruined my business!” I … Read More

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