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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"Art and writing has always been cathartic for me, even as a child-- Whether it was anxiety, depression, fear, society, love, etc. there was an out...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 06:05
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It's FM 91's 45th birthday! WGTE FM first broadcast aired May 2, 1976 and since then has continued to deliver the highest quality arts, entertainme...

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 06:00
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Tim Stover is a sculptor exploring the medium of glass, creating work through two different methods. One, reassembling broken sections of glass int...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 06:14
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we follow the creation of Enjoy Zest, a pop-up dinner party experience created by Katie Pettee during one of t...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 06:08
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Today on the RDD, we're talking to Unruly Arts, a small studio with a big vision, a space passionate about providing a nurturing, inclusive and joy...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 06:01
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're talking to Kelly Savino. Before she was a teacher of fine art at the local botanical garden, Kelly was ...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 06:10
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're talking to local jazz legend, Gene Parker. Gene has been a professional musician in the Toledo area for...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 06:06
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Toraigh is an Irish Gaelic word that means "seek" or "search." It's also the title of this week's Rough Draft Diaries as we meet a local band of t...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2021
  • Length: 06:07
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Brittanie Kuhr serves as the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Defiance College, but for this interview on The Rough Draft Diaries...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 06:17
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking to Dani Fuller, owner of Fuller Art House in Sylvania, Ohio. A space specifically located in the...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 05:59
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Jan Thomas’ love of nature was fostered by her Old World Italian grandfather during her childhood in Cleveland, OH. She currently resides in Toled...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 06:17
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We're talking about chess on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries! We'll join Warren Woodberry, the founder of multiple award-winning aft...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 06:04
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Sven Olaf Nelson began his printing press shop with a small table-top proof press and a few drawers of type in 2001, now he has over 300 drawers an...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 06:11
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Today we're talking to Steven J. Athanas, a band member of the Homewreckers, an artist, and a bus driver. You'll learn about his process growing up...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 05:58
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We're staying with the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania for a conversation with another artist. This time it's a nun living according to the spir...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 06:07
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're chatting with an artist who likes to balance managing art and creating art. Christine Deemer is the firs...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 06:15
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This year we're headed to Bedford Falls with Tammy Kinsey, Professor of Film at University of Toledo, as we take a behind-the-scenes look at the cl...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:59
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As we continue our holiday series, we're checking in with another local church about how planning holiday services through a pandemic is going. We'...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2020
  • Length: 06:11
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're meeting with Stephen Rothschild, the executive director of The Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, to c...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 06:18
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The Rouse Simmons was a three-masted schooner famous for having sunk in a violent storm on Lake Michigan in 1912. The ship was bound for Chicago wi...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2020
  • Length: 06:05