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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This week, The Rough Draft Diaries takes a visit of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, a museum that spans hundreds of years on the Great Lake...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 06:24
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It's not surprising that our last episode on The Rough Draft Diaries, an interview with a local Lt. firefighter, has led The RDD to a firefighters ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 06:13
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Join The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor as a local Toledo firefighter talks about a normal day on the job.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 06:08
  • Purchases: 1
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This story on The Rough Draft Diaries was given to us by Lexi Staples and it involves the Kudzia family. Tune in to hear how Heather Kudzia chooses...

  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 06:12
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In today's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, Haley wraps up the story of Deep In Design's stamping press. Last week we heard how the company inhe...

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:14
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, Haley meets Rachel and Jared owners of the design company, Deep In Design. They recently inherited a 13...

  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 06:19
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It's FM91's 40th birthday! WGTE FM in Toledo began broadcasting May 2, 1976 and for four decades has continued to deliver the highest quality arts,...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 06:20
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, we meet with yet another local non-profit. Tune in as Haley chats with Lexi Staples from the Collingwoo...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 06:17
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There have been multiple episodes of the Rough Draft Dairies featuring local artists but this artist, Dee Brown, is a little different than anythin...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, Haley meets with Drew Coomer, a poet, author, musician, and creator of The Lost, Long Gone, Forgotten R...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
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Last week we heard from the Courtney brothers who gave us some great options for our next interview on The Rough Draft Diaries, but before we carry...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:16
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The story of the Courtney brothers was left incomplete. So far, you've only become acquainted with the older brother, Russ. So that can only mean o...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 06:33
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This week, we have a pair of entrepreneurial brothers on The Rough Draft Diaries. Because we have two brothers, talking about two separate business...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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