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.
Want to see what happens when the need to sell a rhetorical point runs up against cold hard fact? Here's a hint--you look stupid. Really, really stupid. John Stossel from Fox Business ran into that buzzsaw recently when he pushed the anti-goverment line that no one starved duing the Great Depression. Yeah, John, about that...
The problem, and its not only conservatives who suffer from this, is that in 2013 we get so wrapped up in staying "on message" (all government is bad) that we blast past actual fact. The bigger problem is the sheer number of people who are too willing to believe, and repeat, that "message."