Fitz in the Morning Episode #186 Monday 01/27/20

We are all pretty gut-punched about Kobe Bryant as we discuss his life, legacy, family, circumstances of his chopper accident, and the world reaction to his death. In the What Are You Kidding Me stories, a guy stopped a burglary by hitting the perps with pickle jars; a guy named Walter White keeps getting arrested for meth; Vermont could put emojis on their license plates; and fire fighters speak out about the Penny Challenge. Chase Rice calls in to talk about tonight’s episode of “The Bachelor”. In the Hourly Bulletin, Swedish Hospital is closing two ER’s for a labor strike, a mudslide has blocked SR 18 Eastbound; Boeing’s New 777x takes its first flight, a dilapidated house in Bothell sells for over $400k, and three 3 UW students are being screened for Coronavirus. In Sports we talk about Kobe Bryant’s amazing career. Fitz plays audio from the LA County press conference about Kobe’s accident. In the Fitz Files, the Grammys began with a tribute to Kobe from Boys II Men and Alicia Keys; Billie Eilish won 5 Grammys, “Old Town Road”, Tanya Tucker and Dan+Shay were other big winners, and Nick Jonas performed with spinach in his teeth. In The Good Stuff, a state trooper helped ease a little girl’s fears after a car wreck by sharing his knowledge of “Frozen” with her. On City vs. Country, we talk to our couple from Friday, Christine from Bothell and Country Boy Carl from Monroe, who apparently did get together. Today’s Troop Salute is Rick Lashley of the USMC. More Kobe Bryant reaction as we hear from listeners and Fitz reads remembrances from other athletes and notables like former President Obama. Fitz plays us some highlights from the Grammys. And we send you off to your Monday with some Monday Motivation.