Kresta in the Afternoon – April 29, 2014 – Hour 1

+  The Day of Four Popes – A Firsthand Account

  • Description: Pope Francis canonized two of his predecessors, John XXIII (1958-63) and John Paul II (1978-2005), during a Mass in St. Peter’s Square yesterday. Immediately prior to the canonization, the faithful were invited to sing hymns and recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI attended the Mass, along with 150 cardinals, 1,000 bishops, and delegates from over 90 nations. We talk to Peggy Stanton, host of “Power From the Pews”, who is still in Italy.
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+  NBA bans Donald Sterling for life, fines him $2.5 million for racial comments

  • Description: The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for racial comments he made to his reported girlfriend. The NBA will immediately begin working to try to force him to sell the team. As part of the ban, Sterling is not allowed to attend any NBA games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. The fine is the maximum the NBA can issue under the NBA constitution. Seventy-five percent of the NBA's owners must vote to oust Sterling to force him to sell. We talk to sport’s talk commentator Steve Clarke about the facts of the case and Al has a commentary.
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+  Kresta Comments - What Can We Learn From the Sterling Fiasco?

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