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Lis Fertig was an intern at KMRD, a small-town community radio station in New Mexico. She gained insight into station operations by drafting a packet of informational materials to help plan its next underwriting campaign, and reflected on radio’s role in the community. The internship brought together her interests in broadcasting, poetry, and public scholarship, and led her to develop a reading list on “Radiopoetics” for her Preliminary Exam. “I really began to see radio as a creative medium, and to become fascinated by its potential as a thinking space and a teaching tool,” Lis comments. “Since my experience at KMRD, I’ve begun to use podcasts in the classroom as a way to teach rhetorical strategy--having students listen to and analyze published podcasts, and finally produce a short audio narrative of their own.”