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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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
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On the last episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, Haley mentioned Georgette's Grounds and Gifts were nominated to be on the program. We covered the g...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 06:02
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It's The Rough Draft Diaries 2018 Holiday Special! This year we've done something a lil different. Normally our holiday specials are a break from o...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 06:03
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Scrap4Art is an arts center, environmental education program, and community outreach program that uses and sells donated materials to students and ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 06:18
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It's no surprise that our previous guest, a professor who loves to dance, has lead us to a dance club, the Toledo Tango Club to be exact. Join us f...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 06:07
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This week Professor Valeria Grinberg Pla joins us in the studio for this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. We talk about her work at Bowling Gree...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 06:19
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In this Thanksgiving Special, The Rough Draft Diaries visited Erika Rapp, of Registry Bistro, as she shared her family favorite recipe (one she's b...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 06:15
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The RDD meets the the TIFF (that's the Toledo International Film Festival) on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. The Tiff is an annua...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 06:08
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We're taking a tour of The Ohio Theatre on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Built in 1921, it is Toledo’s last operating neighborhood theat...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 06:19
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Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year which means it's time to celebrate this holiday on The Rough Draft Diaries. So we meet Ryan Ebright, an In...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 06:06