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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187 Pieces

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We're meeting two best friends, Mary and Mary. That's Mary Aufman and Mary Boyer creators of The Lakeside Theatre Company in Toledo, Ohio. It's Tol...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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Eric Kraus is the project founder/coordinator and President of Standing Rush, but he's also an adviser to Toledo Public School's Aerospace and Natu...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:12
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Last week we met with Corine Dehabey, the Director of Programs at US Together a non-profit Refugee Resettlement Agency. This week we meet one of th...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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US Together is a non-profit Refugee Resettlement Agency welcoming refugees from all over the world who are forced to seek refuge in another country...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 06:09
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The RDD is crashing a band practice of the Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp. Check it out!

  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 06:04
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We're talking to another Bowling Green State University professor on this week's episode of The RDD. But we're talking about a project she worked o...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:39
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Montana Miller may be known locally as a BGSU professor but today we're talking about all things up in air. That's where Montana spends most of her...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 06:27
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This week we're talking to Nick Morgan who graduated with his Masters in Accountancy from The University of Notre Dame while also taking his first ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:10
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking to artist, Aaron Bivins. We'll talk about his art, football career, and why he is often not reco...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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The weather has been nice to The Rough Draft Diaries so we're heading outside yet again for this week's episode. We're at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arb...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
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We're headed to the ball game on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, however this team may look a lil different than your traditional baseball...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 06:02
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We're talking to another artist on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. This time it's Yusuf Lateef's turn. He's a local Toledo artist w...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 06:10
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're headed up to Ann Arbor to meet Gloria and Rocco, two artists who have created The Gallery Project. A gal...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 06:17
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This week we're talking to Amanda Held, the creator of H.O.O.V.E.S., a program encourages Veterans to work on building a relationship with horses, ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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Join Haley as she brings you along with her to the Old West End Festival. It's a weekend of live music, food, historical house tours, and unfortuna...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 06:03
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The Rough Draft Diaries is finally covering The Old West End Festival! This week we'll chat with members of the OWE Festival board to get a behind-...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:01
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This week The RDD is at Toledo Bikes! a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery of used bikes, recycling those bikes through volunteer an...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
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This week we're talking to factory worker, artist, and poet Adrian Lime. We will talk about all of those aspects in Adrian's life, and how they all...

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 06:25
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're meeting with UT's Choir Director, Brad Pierson. Brad doesn't just conduct the UT choir, he also conduct...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 06:13
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We are headed to the circus on this week's Rough Draft Diaries. Although if you're thinking elephants and clowns, you're on the wrong track. We're ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:15