A discussion on the Common Core educational standards and an interview with a journalist better known as the \u201cCT News Junkie\u201d will be featured on \u201cBehind the News,\u201d HAN Radio\u2019s weekly news talk show. The show, hosted by veteran newspaper editors Kate Czaplinski, Joshua Fisher and John Kovach, will air live Friday, April 18 at noon on HANRadio.com (accessible at SheltonHerald.com). The radio operation is part of Hersam Acorn Newspaper, which publishes the Shelton Herald newspaper and website. Common Core controversy The adoption of Common Core has been the topic of heated debate lately \u2014 not just in Connecticut but throughout the country. Friday\u2019s radio show will feature a discussion from two sides of the Common Core argument. Discussing the pros and cons of the new educational standards will be Stephen P. Wright, a Trumbull resident and former chairman of the Trumbull Board of Education, along with Maria Naughton of New Canaan, a former teacher, educational consultant and newspaper columnist. Wright, an attorney with Goldman Gruder & Woods, serves on the state Board of Education and is a member of the Government Affairs Committee for the National State Boards of Education. He is a staunch supporter of the Common Core standards. Naughton, a mother of four, writes the Education Matters column for the New Canaan Advertiser, another Hersam Acorn publication. She has recently written extensively about her concerns with the new education standards. State\u2019s political scene, Rowland indictment Later in Friday\u2019s show, Christine Stuart, better known throughout the state as the journalist behind CTNewsJunkie.com, will discuss her coverage of the Connecticut political scene, including the recent indictment former Gov. John G. Rowland. Listen to \u201cBehind the News\u201d each Friday at noon at HANRadio.com or SheltonHerald.com. Read about all the HAN Radio programming at HANRadio.com.