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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Michelle Atkinson goes by her roller derby name, Vod. She also named her craft business after the same moniker, Vod's Here. The venture is a brand ...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 05:53
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Matthew Squibb is an artist based in Sylvania, Ohio focused on spreading his passion for printmaking education. We talk about both of those things,...

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  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 06:13
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What do House of Dow, Fowl and Fodder, Old West End Festival, The V Project, Maddie and Bella all have in common? They all have logos created by Ja...

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  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 06:02
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Bradley Scherzer teaches art with Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, Ohio. Much of his recent work has been organizing/engaging communities and y...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 06:20
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Stacy's Jurich's interest in fermentation and the health benefits of kombucha lead her to make and sell the fermented drink to friends and family b...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2022
  • Length: 06:01
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Today on The Rough Draft Diaries, we talk to Stephen MacDonald, the Impact Coalition Manager at the Lucas County Family Council in Toledo-Lucas Cou...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 06:06
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Meet the youngest guest of The Rough Draft Diaries, 9-year-old Leila and her non-profit Leila's Promise. An organization that looks to empower and ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 06:09
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Lucas County CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is a non-profit organization of volunteers who work for the juvenile court judges to advoca...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 06:17
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Knock-Out Parkinson’s is a therapeutic boxing program for individuals of varying ages diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. We discover the origins o...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2022
  • Length: 06:03
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Airing just a day after International Women's Day, we're talking to the Glass City Rollers, Toledo's Premier Flat Track Women's Roller Derby League!

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 06:03
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Dean Davis likes to create art murals and complete restoration projects. He has worked on projects like the Muhammed Ali/Mike Tyson mural for Soul ...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 06:15
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Valerie Thompson is a native Toledoan and a graphic designer at ProMedica, but she's more than a graphic designer, she's the environmental designer...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 06:03
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Since it began in 1988, TOLEDO EXCEL, a scholarship incentive program at The University of Toledo, has been striving to prepare underrepresented st...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 05:59
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On this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries, we tell the story of Chuck Ealey's long and winding road to the College Football Hall. Especially long ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 06:40
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Today we're talking to Rhonda Sewell, the first director of belonging & community engagement at the Toledo Museum of Art. Although Rhonda is fillin...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2021
  • Length: 06:08
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To kick off our series of BHM programming we're starting at the Toledo Public Library system, highlighting the programming and organizing efforts t...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 06:10
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Fletcher Word is a native of New York City and grew up in the Washington, DC area, but today we're talking about his contributions to his local Ohi...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 06:02
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Today on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're talking to the executive director of ​Sylvania STEM Center, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and Northwest Ohio's r...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 06:19
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This year, the Rough Draft Diaries is taking a step back in time to learn about the history of the radio play. Tune in for this year's special but ...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 06:15
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Today on The Rough Draft Diaries we're headed over to the oldest independent art gallery in the city of Toledo, 20 North Gallery.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 1