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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In this Thanksgiving Special, The Rough Draft Diaries visited Scott Bowman, of Fowl and Fodder, as he shared his recipe for Fowl and Fodder's Squas...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:04
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The RDD returns to The Children's Theater Workshop this week in the second and final episode at the CTW. In the last episode, you met the Executiv...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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The RDD returns to the theater this week as we join The Children's Theater Workshop for one of their rehearsals.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 06:09
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we learn what it takes to become an attorney with Sarah Skow, a local attorney with Spengler Nathanson.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 06:03
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, you'll meet John Eikost, the editor-in-chief of the art and culture entertainment website Toledo.com

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 06:02
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With the voting booths opening in just about one month, The Rough Draft Diaries is taking a look into politics... kind of. We're actually taking a ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 06:11
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This week, The Rough Draft Diaries is at The Toledo School for the Arts with Dave Gierke, TSA's development director. Tune it to hear how this rock...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 1
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When The Rough Draft Diaries contacted John Rockwood he was feeling a little under the weather... a lil too under the weather for a face-to-face in...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:31
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This week we meet John Adams, the director of dual enrollment at the University of Toledo, local photographer, writer, and student. Find out how al...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 05:50
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The Rough Draft Diaries is feeling the blues this week as we hang out with Aayan Naim, leader singer of the blues band, The Good, The Bad, and The ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 06:04
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Steve Mockensturm, one of the founders of Madhouse Creative, is the focus of this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Outside of his work for Madho...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 06:20
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You'll meet Sam Melden in this new episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Tune in to hear about his work with Leadership Toledo.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 06:01
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The Rough Draft Diaries visits our local newspaper to interview Taylor Dungjen, a journalist working to understand and help the community around her.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:09
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We're hitting the gym, yet again, on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we return to Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym in this tw...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:57
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We're hitting the gym on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we visit Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym in this two-part series. H...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 06:29
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, we'll continue our story on YAAW, that's The Young Artists at Work. In part one you heard from Michelle...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 06:12
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, The RDD meets the YAAW, that's Young Artists at Work. In part one you'll hear from Michelle Carlson, Pr...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 06:07
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We have begun a new line of connections on The Rough Draft Diaries with the story of Edith Franklin. Last week began the story of the “The Godmothe...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:18
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In a Rough Drafts Diaries first, the connections have run dry. In our last episode, our interview only gave one connection instead of the usual thr...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 06:11
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We're going back to school on The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we take a tour of the Maritime Academy Of Toledo with Superintendent, Tom Shafer.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:12