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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193 Pieces

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Haley Taylor introduces us to her new podcast series, The Rough Draft Diaries.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: Dani at home, Credit: Haley Taylor
We meet Dani Herrera, a local artist whose artistic journey has been just as unusual as the art she creates.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:57
Caption: Dani at home, Credit: Haley Taylor
We continue the story of local artist Dani Herrera, as she faces yet another obstacle in creating her artwork.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 06:02
Caption: Greg's Impressionist Art
In the previous episode artist, Dani Herrara connected us with yet another artist to interview. This time, it's modern impressionist painter Greg J...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 06:07
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Thanksgiving is on its way, and food is on our mind in the Rough Draft Diaries. In this special holiday episode, you'll meet Chef Joseph Jacobsen, ...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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In this holiday special, you'll learn a new take on a classic Thanksgiving dish. Chef Joseph Jacobsen, of Dégagé Jazz Café, brings The Rough Draft ...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:59
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, Haley meets Nate Jones. He's a former patient of the non-profit outreach program, Cancer Connection of ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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In this episode of the Rough Draft Diaries, we'll meet the creator and director of Cancer Connection of NorthWest Ohio, Jean Schoen. The Cancer Co...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
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The Rough Draft Diaries visits the Historic Vistula district of Toledo to check out The Casey-Pomeroy House. Sue had two connections for our next...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:10
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For The Rough Draft Diaries' Holiday Special, Haley covers a tradition that has recently returned to the Toledo area.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:05
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It's not surprising that Haley's last interview with the Casey-Pomeroy Bed and Breakfast, a house that has seen multiple renovations, has led the R...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 06:03
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The Rough Draft Diaries has never interviewed a band before, all that changes with this episode. Today The Rough Draft Diaries meets Toledo's local...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 06:07
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Our previous interview, with the band HEAVY COLOR, asked The Rough Draft Diaries to take a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art. Not to look at any par...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2016
  • Length: 06:09
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When the Rough Draft Diaries first met Jan Wahl, we knew we would be in for a treat. Jan's living room is lined with Disney memorabilia, his baseme...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 06:03
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Since the story of Jan Wahl was divided into two episodes, we thought we'd add part two a lil early so you can enjoy the rest of his story.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:08
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, we'll take a look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and a woman that portrays her, Gail Conrad. Gail...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 06:09
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In this Valentine's Days Special, we'll meet Jo and Harvey. Tune in and hear how they met and married 58 years ago in California.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:11
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we'll meet Shelley Kotz, a person so involved in the community of Toledo it's hard to cover everything she doe...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:03
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"The Theatre, the Theatre, what's happened to the Theatre?" Well according to Elizabeth Cottle, manager of support services at The Valentine Theat...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 06:07
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Today The Rough Draft Diaries meets Josh Murnen. He is the Vice President & General Counsel of the Lucas County Land Bank. Never heard of a land ba...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 06:06