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Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Toledo SymphonyLab™ is an award-winning radio podcast series from WGTE Public Media in collaboration with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, providing a weekly half hour behind-the-scenes look at the world of classical music. Every week, host Brad Cresswell and TSO personalities explore a theme inspired by a concert or other event from the symphony's season. With lively discussion, quizzes, and even audio "re-enactments" of historical events, Toledo SymphonyLab™ seeks to ...
 
Wednesdays at 7:45 a.m. during Morning Edition WGTE presents The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor, 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 t ...
 
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Today we're talking to Debra Buchanan, a contemporary artist working in multi mediums. She was awarded a scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design where she received her formal training earning a BFA, studied in Europe for a summer, and went on to earn a Master’s in Education at Bowling Green State University. But Debra came from humble beg…
 
The Solheim Cup is headed to Toledo, Ohio in just about a week. It's a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers with teams representing Europe and the United States. But this year it's also representing Toledo, Ohio and Diana Patton wants to make sure the event paints a true picture of what Toledo is made of. A city of diversity and …
 
After being hospitalized for a month due to a complicated surgery that resulted in a blood infection, Sonia Flunder-Mcnair turned to food and the power of herbs to regain her health. She's been advocating for others to do the same though a health, community based, grassroots initiative called Urban Wholistics, created to beautify open land in neigh…
 
Oshae Jones continues to make history at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 after becoming the first female to represent Team USA and Toledo, Ohio in the welterweight division of boxing. She's already set to secure a medal as she heads in to semi-finals. But we're looking back to 2016, when The Rough Draft Diaries interviewed Oshae as a young boxer dream…
 
Gail Christofferson’s passion for glass, community projects, and creating mosaic art has taken her on a wonderful journey. From working in visual communications and marketing for many years to falling in love with the tactical quality of glass, we'll talk about how Gail got to where she is now on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries.…
 
Today we're talking to one of the oldest glass artist in Ohio, Jack Schmidt. He received a B.S. degree from Bowling Green State University at a time when glass artists and inventors were revolutionizing the art-from. As the movement grew, so did Jack's art. Tune in to hear all about it on this week's episode of The Rough Draft Diaries.…
 
We talk with two major artists as they prepare a triumphant return to Toledo: pianist Jon Nakamatsu and TSO Music Director Alain Trudel. Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, talks about his several appearances with the TSO and what it's like to be returning to live performance after the 15-month hiatus …
 
"Art and writing has always been cathartic for me, even as a child-- Whether it was anxiety, depression, fear, society, love, etc. there was an outlet for me to express those vulnerabilities." This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we talk to Huntor Prey, a hip-hop and spoken word artist. We'll talk about the art he creates and how he came to make it…
 
We celebrate TSLAB's 150th episode with a walk through memory lane (featuring contributions from "Dr." Lea Salonga and "Quizmaster" Erin Moran Wiley). Also, guest panelist Michael Lang from Toledo Ballet shares the scoop on his latest creation with the Toledo Symphony, Dancing Fairy Tales. And speaking of fairy tales, can you "pin the tale on the m…
 
What do young budding musicians and Beethoven have in common? Well for one thing, they're both covered by this podcast. Special guest Rachel Schultz, TAPA Director of Education and Community Engagement, briefs us on the TSO Chamber Spotlight program featuring Young Artist Competition winners, and we take a deep dive (once more) into Beethoven as pa…
 
As we celebrate Easter, the Toledo Symphony makes available its monumental performance of Gustav Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony from two years ago (streaming this weekend only at stream.artstoledo.com). We revisit that spectacular event – all the more potent under the current pandemic climate – which brought together outstanding vocal soloists wi…
 
This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're talking to local jazz legend, Gene Parker. Gene has been a professional musician in the Toledo area for 50 years and a private teacher since 1960. He began teaching jazz history and pedagogy in 1963, long before jazz education became integrated into curricula in the United States. Tune in to hear how he g…
 
This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're talking to Dani Fuller, owner of Fuller Art House in Sylvania, Ohio. A space specifically located in the Red Bird Arts District downtown, an area Dani has helped develop through her work with the city. It's not always easy leading an arts movement in a small town though, and that's what we're talking about…
 
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