The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor

Series produced by WGTE Public Media

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"Celebrating the connections we make through the people we meet."

The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor is an ongoing, short form radio podcast that explores the social and cultural fabric of the local community, while uncovering personal stories and experiences that resonate globally.

At the end of each episode, Haley asks her guest to suggest three different possibilities for a story, from which one is chosen. The program then unfolds in serial form, as each step in the journey is connected to what came before.


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192 Pieces

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We are, surprise surprise, up in Ann Arbor Michigan again talking to another musician. But we're talking about more than just his instrument, we're...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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Today we're meeting another set of musicians from Ann Arbor, Michigan. But their story is a lil different than our previous guests. Meet Andrew and...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:22
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Brad Phillips has served as a sideman for some of Michigan’s biggest singer/songwriter acts, but today on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking all...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 06:04
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It's our Halloween Special! Join us as we encounter the spookier side of Fort Meigs with the Garrison Ghost Walk. It's a night-time stroll through ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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This week we're meeting with independent artist, Maria Kelly, a ceramics artist and actor. We talk about how she started in both of those art-form...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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We're meeting two best friends, Mary and Mary. That's Mary Aufman and Mary Boyer creators of The Lakeside Theatre Company in Toledo, Ohio. It's Tol...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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Eric Kraus is the project founder/coordinator and President of Standing Rush, but he's also an adviser to Toledo Public School's Aerospace and Natu...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:12
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Last week we met with Corine Dehabey, the Director of Programs at US Together a non-profit Refugee Resettlement Agency. This week we meet one of th...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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US Together is a non-profit Refugee Resettlement Agency welcoming refugees from all over the world who are forced to seek refuge in another country...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 06:09
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The RDD is crashing a band practice of the Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp. Check it out!

  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 06:04
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We're talking to another Bowling Green State University professor on this week's episode of The RDD. But we're talking about a project she worked o...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:39
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Montana Miller may be known locally as a BGSU professor but today we're talking about all things up in air. That's where Montana spends most of her...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 06:27
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This week we're talking to Nick Morgan who graduated with his Masters in Accountancy from The University of Notre Dame while also taking his first ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:10
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking to artist, Aaron Bivins. We'll talk about his art, football career, and why he is often not reco...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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The weather has been nice to The Rough Draft Diaries so we're heading outside yet again for this week's episode. We're at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arb...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
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We're headed to the ball game on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, however this team may look a lil different than your traditional baseball...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 06:02
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We're talking to another artist on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. This time it's Yusuf Lateef's turn. He's a local Toledo artist w...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 06:10
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're headed up to Ann Arbor to meet Gloria and Rocco, two artists who have created The Gallery Project. A gal...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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This week we're talking to Amanda Held, the creator of H.O.O.V.E.S., a program encourages Veterans to work on building a relationship with horses, ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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Join Haley as she brings you along with her to the Old West End Festival. It's a weekend of live music, food, historical house tours, and unfortuna...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 06:03