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.
Here's a link to the video of Rep. Louis "Carb Legs" Gohmert (R-TX 1) banging the drum of "poor people living the high life on my dime."
As I we talked about during the show today, I think this trope has passed into the realm of urban myth. Take a minute and think about it--if you get $122 a month (average SNAP allocation in Iowa) to put food on your family, are you really going to buy crab legs? If you do, well...you're stupid.
Here's a fun exercise in just how far your food dollar won't go. Take $5.00 into a produce section, or to a meat case, or dairy aisle, and find out just how little you'll buy. Now, take that same $5.00 into any processed food aisle and brace for the astonishment that comes with the sheer volume of ramen noodles, and macaroni and cheese you'll put in the cart. This is how totally upside-down our food culture is in 2013. The crappy food is cheap, the healthy stuff in unaffordable. And we wonder why our obesity rate has become epidmic in this country.