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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Theater, concerts, arts festivals all seem like a distant memory with the ongoing pandemic of 2020. That means Crystal Phelps, of Toledo's Arts Com...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2020
  • Length: 06:02
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The last time The Rough Draft Diaries met with Jason Kucsma he was the deputy director of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. This week we'll c...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 06:13
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In this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries Revisit, we'll be returning to the world of science to get an update about the present struggles of Lake...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 06:08
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries Revisit, we're checking in with Imani Lateef of Peep Game Comix, a digital comics platform dedicated to the wo...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 06:02
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We're continuing to catch up with previous guests of The Rough Draft Diaries to see how their doing. This week we check in with Midstory, a nonprof...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 06:12
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We're celebrating our 200th episode... 19 episodes late. A pandemic does get in the way of things, one of them being our 200th episode which aired ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 06:09
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Norman and Ora Bell have been a household name within the Toledo community for more than half a century. Known for working in local county governme...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 06:09
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Unveiled in 2004, the African American Legacy Project (AALP) of Northwest Ohio, has been documenting and preserving the history of Northwest Ohio's...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:59
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For this new short series, we're going to check in on previous guests of The Rough Draft Diaries to see how their doing. This week we're finding ou...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 06:06
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For this new short series, we're going to check in on previous guests of The Rough Draft Diaries to see how their doing. This week is a catch-up wi...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 06:08
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It's fundraising time at WGTE FM 91! Support the mission and join the community by donating online or calling (866) 380-4664. And thanks!

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 04:31
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For this new short series, we're going to check in on previous guests of The Rough Draft Diaries to see how their doing. This week is a catch-up wi...

  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 06:10
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On our last episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, Jonie McIntire mentioned how important it was to check in with friends during this time of quaranti...

  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:59
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For the month of April, The Rough Draft Diaries is going to bring you a short series of phone interviews detailing how the community has been affec...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 06:16
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For the month of April, The Rough Draft Diaries is going to bring you a short series of phone interviews detailing how the community has been affec...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 06:05
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For the month of April, The Rough Draft Diaries is going to bring you a short series of phone interviews detailing how the community has been affec...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 06:18
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For the month of April, The Rough Draft Diaries is going to bring you a short series of phone interviews detailing how the community has been affec...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
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For the month of April, The Rough Draft Diaries is going to bring you a short series of phone interviews detailing how the community has been affec...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 06:18
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Jennifer Brouwer lost her mother to Pancreatic Cancer in 2001, in wanting to honor her mother’s memory she created the Janet Phleger Foundation, a...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 06:23
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We're going to hang out with Unfiltered, one of the longest running improv troupes in Toledo, on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. We...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 06:09