Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
...and this is STOOPID. Mind-numbingly, face-punch inducingly stoopid.
The "this" in question is the IRS admission that some "low level" employees subjected groups with "tea party" and "patriot" in their names for extra scrutiny in applications for non-profit status. Talk about a gift-wrapped-with-a-bow-on-top present for the Tea Party. "See, we told you! This is big government at work intruding into to the lives of everyday, hard workin' Muricans!" Good Lord, if I hadn't read it in the news, it would be hard to believe.
Do you suppose, at some point, President Obama said "Oh, c'mon. 99 problems and now this is one? You're killing me!"
Now, before members of Congress get their panties in a twist calling for heads to roll, we should inquire which heads they'd like to see on the floor? The head of the IRS? As Slate points out in this story...yeah, about that.