"Dr. Phil" and Nachum Segal (NSN Radio Interview)

“Phil, I think it goes back to 1997, when I came to you to save my voice…” Nachum Segal

“Phil, I think it goes back to 1997, when I came to you to save my voice…” Nachum Segal


Enjoy this personal and inspiring interview, as Nachum Segal brings his radio show to the streets of Riverdale, NY and meets-up with his friend, “Dr. Phil.”

Enjoy listening to these two friends as they discuss:

  • Nachum’s amazing voice, and how he takes care of it….

  • Practical tips for taking care of your voice…

  • Tips for people who stutter…

  • Two amazing stories from Dr. Phil

  • And then, a twist: Nachum reveals his own “stutter” story


Stuttering Genes and Genetic Expression

Gene Expression

We invite you to listen-in to some of the greatest brains and latest findings (and ponderings) in this podcast from Stuttertalk.

They discuss the physical aspects of stuttering related to genes and brain structure as well as discussing “subgroups” in stuttering research.

Including Shelly Jo Kraft and Keiichi Yasu join Kerianne Druker and Tom Weidig, recorded in 2018 at the One World, Many Voices: Science and Community World Congress in Hiroshima.


Dr. Shelly Jo Kraft researches etiology of stuttering and she leads global genetics research at Wayne State University. (See more about our research work with Shelly Jo Kraft)

Keiichi Yasu explores neuroscience and behavioral aspect of stuttering at Tsukuba University of Technology in Japan.

Kerianne Druker is PhD student and speech-language pathologist from Curtin University, Australia and member of Research & Publication Committee of the International Fluency Association (IFA).

Dr. Tom Weidig from Luxemberg is co-chair of the International Fluency Association’s Research & Publication Committee and creator and publisher of the Stuttering Brain Blog.

Joining UC Riverside School of Medicine

The team includes some of the greatest stuttering research minds in the world.

This summer 2019, Uri Schneider joins the faculty of University of California Riverside School of Medicine.


Uri’s appointment at UCR is coupled with his involvement in worldwide trans-disciplinary stuttering research. This cutting-edge research is on the frontier of exploration, seeking further understanding of the stuttering experience and better treatment options for stuttering from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Uri joins an illustrious team led by Dr. Gerald Maguire.

Dr. Gerald Maguire leading psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher, Director of the Kirkup Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering

Dr. Scott Yaruss leading clinical researcher at Michigan State

Dr. Shelly Jo Kraft leading genetic researcher from Wayne State

Dr. Per Alm leading neuroscience researcher from Uppsala University, Sweden

Uri Schneider joins this team to explore the frontiers of stuttering research, incorporating multiple disciplines and aspects of consideration including pharmacology, genetics, imaging and clinical profiles.

No one size fits all.

Uri brings unique interest in subgroups within the general population of people who stutter. By using all the tools at our disposal, we can identify and treat people more effectively and efficiently, giving each person the best individual care they deserve.


The Gift of Listening

Kids talk more when we listen to them.
— Dr. Phil Schneider

All of us want to raise confident kids.

The kids who will grow-up to be secure adults, with healthy relationships and meaningful lives.

It starts EARLY and it's FREE.

We can teach our kids how much they matter, when we listen to what they say. We don't have to agree, and we don't have to meet their demands - but when we turn to kids to listen to their words, we send them a powerful message. We show them how much they matter, and how much we value their communication with us. If we do this, we can "keep kids talking" and we can plant values of self-esteem and self-expression.

These values, planted early and often, can spring into big kids, and young adults with self-worth. So they know that stutter or no stutter, they are intrinsically worthwhile. The world will listen to what they have to say and value it. We do that by showing them that WE listen and WE care and value what they say. This will build their self-esteem and their courage.

Two principles:

1- Good listening is good loving. We hear them and acknowledge that we WANT to hear what they have to say.

2- We need to work on honoring the essence of the message our children are putting out to us. Stuttering is the surface. Beneath that, they want to connect to us and share their experiences with us. We need to honor that so they always feel comfortable speaking with us.

Click below to listen to the podcast - with Peter Reitzes of Stuttertalk.com


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