Common Core, ‘News Junkie’ featured on Behind the News

A discussion on the Common Core educational standards and an interview with a journalist better known as the CT News Junkie will be featured on Behind the News, HAN Radio’s weekly news talk show.

The show, hosted by three veteran newspaper editors, Kate Czaplinski, Joshua Fisher and John Kovach airs live Friday, April 18, at noon, on

The adoption of Common Core has been the topic of heated debate lately — not just in Connecticut but throughout the country. Friday’s 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 Connecticut 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 a column, Education Matters, for the New Canaan Advertiser. She has recently written extensively about her concerns with the new education standards.

Later in Friday’s show, Christine Stuart, better known throughout the state as the journalist behind, will discuss her coverage of the Connecticut political scene, including the recent indictment former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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