The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor WGTE presents The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor, an award-winning radio podcast that explores the social and cultural fabric of the local community, while uncovering personal stories and experiences that resonate globally.
The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor

The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor

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WGTE presents The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor, an award-winning radio podcast that explores the social and cultural fabric of the local community, while uncovering personal stories and experiences that resonate globally.

Most Recent Episodes

The Paperclip

Tune in to this special 'walk down memory lane' as Haley looks back and listens in to over 300 episodes of The Rough Draft Diaries. We begin where the show began with our first episode broadcast Oct 22, 2015 and we end with a bittersweet goodbye.

Upon Reflection

Today on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're talking to Nathan Mattimoe the Art in Public Places Director of Toledo's Arts Commission. Mattimoe manages new public art projects and oversees the maintenance and conservation of the City's more than 40 public art pieces. He's also a lover of music, a DJ and producer. Tune in to hear how these passions connect with deep roots to the city he grew up in.

You Have To Talk to Tahree

Today on The Rough Draft Diaries we're chatting with Tahree Lane as she looks back on 40 years as a journalist at Toledo's local paper, The Blade.

Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center

The mission of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center is to build community awareness, appreciation and understanding of the value of cultural diversity in Hancock County and surrounding areas. Tune in to The Rough Draft Diaries as we document the challenges the center faces in connecting the community of Findlay, Ohio.

Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center

Spectrum of Findlay

Today we're headed about an hour south of Toledo to Findlay, Ohio. Today the Lgbtq+ Spectrum of Findlay is featured on the program, whose mission is to empower our diverse community to lead healthy, successful lives through focused resources, inclusive activities, and a vibrant supportive network serving Findlay and the surrounding communities.

Jonny Burritos

Jonny Burritos is a burrito food truck based in Findlay, Ohio operated and dreamed up by Jon Perkowski. It's a dream that came true after a time of uncertainty and change. Hear all about it on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries!

Aliyah Hicks

Normally, The Rough Draft Diaries looks back on someone's success months or years after they've mastered their skill or goal. Today, we're chatting to someone who is just starting out. It's artist Aliyah Hicks on The Rough Draft Diaries.

A Part of History

School's out for the summer and, in a case of perfect timing, a teacher has been nominated for the program. This week we talk to Erin Lottier of Toledo School for the Arts.

Mercé Culp

Mercé Culp is a 4-dimensional artist. Her work includes street art, dance, fashion, graphic design, and video. Urban Digitz is the body of work she consistently builds pushing her anthology of work into the world of fashion. And we'll talk all about it on this week's episode of The RDD.

Vod's Here

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 new undertaking for Vod, so learn all about it as you tune in to this this week's episode of The RDD!