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Mayfest in Downtown Frederick, MD
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Spring is in the air, and what better place to celebrate it than in beautiful downtown Frederick! Your Traveling Enthusiasts come to you live from Mayfest, and they'll explore Frederick County, and the historic district of Frederick. We'll also welcome a very special guest: Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of the late Mahatma Gandhi. He'll discuss his biography of his grandfather and give us some insights into his life. Plus - we'll talk with Tareq Salahi, Chairman of the America's Cup of Polo.
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Historic Frederick County
Ian and Tonya welcome Tiffany Wilms from Tourism Council of Frederick County. Tiffany talks about some of the unique activities and destination Frederick County has to offer, like the bridges and museums, unique Civil War locations, its 40 Thousand acres of Public parkland, and more.
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Mayfest in Downtown Frederick
Kara Norman, Executive Director of the Downtown Frederick Project talks about Mayfest, and what makes Downtown Frederick so unique. Then - Tareq Salahi, the Chairman of the America's Cup of Polo tells you about the full slate of events happening next weekend at Historic Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.
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Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire
Rajmohan Gandhi discusses his biography of his grandfather, and shares some of his childhood memories of the Mahatma, the impact of his legacy, and stories of his grandfather's travels.
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The Arts of Frederick
Jenifer Dobbins from Frederick Arts Council discusses the large array of arts you can experience in Downtown Frederick, such as the art galleries, artist competitions, and theatrical productions. She also talks about some upcoming events like Dancefest and Playfest.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Tareq Salahi
Tareq Salahi is Team Captain & Chairman, Of America's Polo Cup. The son of a Jerusalem native that immigrated to the United States, to later found Oasis Winery in 1977, Salahi was born in Washington, D.C. and raised at the vineyard in Hume, Virginia. There, he nurtured a love for horses and riding, saddling up for the first time at the age of eight and strapping on his first polo helmet at sixteen. He attended high school at nearby Randolph-Macon Academy, a military academy where Salahi developed his leadership skills. He furthered his knowledge of wine at the University of California at Davis where he studied oenology and viticulture while playing on the school's National Championship polo team. Later, Salahi played at the Potomac Polo Club, run by the Muldoon Family, and at the Great Meadow Polo Club in Virginia. Salahi has been honored to play against Prince Charles, his son Prince Harry and other top players in the U.S. and internationally. Under his stewardship, Oasis Winery, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia has become what Wine Enthusiast hails as one of the Top 10 Wineries in the World. In addition, he and his wife of three years, Michaele, are devoted to the survival and growth of the Virginia wine industry, Virginia tourism and agri-tourism.

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Tiffany Wilms
Tiffany Wilms is the tour & marketing coordinator for the Tourism Council of Frederick County. For 10 years, Wilms owned and operated a successful horse-drawn-carriage business, creating special memories for many people. One of her proudest accomplishments, though, is being a parent. In addition, giving back to the community through volunteer work has been rewarding not only because it has helped her develop personal and professional relationships, but also because it has allowed her to serve those less fortunate.

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Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi is a biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. His maternal grandfather is Rajaji and his father is Devdas Gandhi. Rajmohan is also a journalist and political activist. Mr. Gandhi, a research professor at the Centre for Policy Studies in New Delhi, India, has written widely on the Indian independence movement and its leaders, India-Pakistani relations, human rights and conflict resolution.