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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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
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The Rough Draft Diaries is finally covering The Old West End Festival! This week we'll chat with members of the OWE Festival board to get a behind-...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:01
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This week The RDD is at Toledo Bikes! a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery of used bikes, recycling those bikes through volunteer an...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
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This week we're talking to factory worker, artist, and poet Adrian Lime. We will talk about all of those aspects in Adrian's life, and how they all...

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 06:25
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're meeting with UT's Choir Director, Brad Pierson. Brad doesn't just conduct the UT choir, he also conduct...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 06:13
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We are headed to the circus on this week's Rough Draft Diaries. Although if you're thinking elephants and clowns, you're on the wrong track. We're ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:15
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James Dickerson is a street photographer, known as Dirtykics on Instagram, with over 1,700 followers. His introduction to photography and street co...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:09
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking to Joel Washing, an artist who works for a steel fabricator company half of the day and then cre...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
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  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:07
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This week we're meeting a local business owner. Ruby owns Ruby kitchen in Maumee, Ohio, join us to hear how Ruby turned her dream of owning her own...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 06:09
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The Boys and Girls Club of Toledo was nominated to be on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, but instead of heading back to Boys and Girls hea...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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Last week we visited a music lesson, this week we're visiting a band practice. The North Coast Concert Band practice in Fremont, Ohio.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 06:01
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The BeInstrumental Foundation is a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities, mentoring and financial resources for children to pursue thei...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:06
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This week, for Black History Month, we're talking about Moses Fleetwood Walker. Don't know who he is? Tune in to find out!

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:19
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In the 1920s, "The Bright Young Things," or "Bright Young People," was a nickname given to young aristocrats or socialites in London. There were on...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 06:20
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This week we're checking out the Big Fab Lab, a full-service makerspace providing a fully-equipped creative space for engineers, artists, students,...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're doing something we've never done before. What are we doing you ask? Well, the Blue Horizon Flying Club w...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:24
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Connecting Kids to Meals is a non-profit organization in NW Ohio fighting childhood hunger through a summer and school year meal program. We visit ...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 06:03
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This week we're at the YWCA, talking to President and CEO Lisa McDuffie about Dialogue to Change a program that focuses on organizing, dialogue and...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 06:10
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This week we're welcoming two people on The Rough Draft Diaries. One is Lyndsey Stough, Executive Director of Toledo Soup, and Roberta de Boer-Durh...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 06:11