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Literacy Talks

A Podcast with Fresh Perspectives on Literacy, Learning, and Teaching

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Literacy Talks

About Literacy Talks

Welcome to Literacy Talks, a podcast from Reading Horizons, where reading momentum begins. Hosted by Stacy Hurst and co-hosts Lindsay Kemeny and Donell Pons, this show dives deep into the science of reading and the science of learning. Each episode is a conversation among friends with practical literacy strategies, powerful tips, and a real passion for teachers and students alike.

Listen, laugh, and learn with Literacy Talks, brought to educators everywhere by Reading Horizons.

The terrific trio: Stacy Hurst, an assistant professor of reading at Southern Utah University and Chief Academic Advisor at Reading Horizons; Lindsay Kemeny, a dedicated elementary teacher who is a CERI-certified Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher and author of 7 Mighty Moves; and Donell Pons, a dyslexia specialist, educator, presenter, and writer, who now works with adults with reading challenges.

Keep in touch with the hosts by emailing them your questions, comments, and thoughts about episode topics at

Stacy Hurst
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