The effects of an unsolved homicide in a small area town, Grace Kelly’s summers at the Jersey Shore and blueberries highlight the latest episode of “-30-,” The Press of Atlantic City’s television show, which airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Stockton University’s channel.
Here’s the lineup for this week’s show:
• In 2012 the killing of local resident and radio talk show host April Kauffman shocked Linwood. After five years with no publicly released leads, the town again became the media focal point when Kauffman’s former husband, Dr. James Kauffman, was arrested on weapons charges unrelated to the killing. What is the effect of this unsolved homicide on a town? News reporter Claire Lowe and multimedia editor Vernon Ogrodnek try to find out.
• She may have “Graced” the beaches of Monaco once she became its beloved princess, but as a little girl, Grace Kelly headed to Ocean City each summer with her family. Find out why this Hollywood beauty still enchants our area.
• The average age for the rowing crew known as the Viking Dragons is 63 years old, but that’s not stopping these women from competing in multiple dragon boat races for the past 10 years. The group practices in Ventnor once a week to get ready for the Gilda’s Club Dragon Boat Race in July. We got on board with the women to see what it takes to compete in such a race.
• To find out about Hammonton’s claim as the blueberry capital of the world, we went to one of the largest farms in the town. What does it take to grow, package and distribute blueberries to South Jersey and the nation and earn Hammonton its claim to fame? At The Shore reporter Rebecca King brings us that story.
• More than 10 years after the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies professional hockey team left town, two former players, Stefan Rivard and Ian Walterson, left their Canadian roots to remain in South Jersey and help train the next generation of athletes on the ice and in the training room. Press sports reporter John Russo and photographer Dale Gerhard bring you that story.
Each week, “-30-” explores the stories behind the region’s major events and newsmakers.
The show is produced by Press staffers working with Stockton students and airs on Stockton’s educational access channel 9. Most residents of Atlantic County can watch channel 9 through Comcast cable. Segments can be watched anytime at PressofAC.com/30.
New episodes run each Thursday and are re-aired at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays.