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.
We talked today about a group calling itself Iowans for Animal Liberation secreting some it's members inside the Iowa State Fair's Agriculture Building overnight Saturday so it could pour red paint on the famed butter cow as a symbol of the "11 billion animals murded in slaughterhouses, etcetera, etecetra, so-on, and so-forth..."
I don't think I'm going to far astray when I say I don't think the average Iowan sympatheic to the animal rights cause is now on totally on-board with their whole hearts. In fact, I'd argue that the act did more to turn off those people than win any new converts. More to the point, my guess is there are lot of people who are completely disgusted with the group and have totally discredited them.
I get the same feeling when I see a gay rights parade upstaged by the skinny shirtless guy wearing nothing by fishnet stockings, a thong, high heels, and a Marge Simpson fright wig. While I was sympatheic to the overall cause, I've now quit listening.