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.
As Congress debates President Obama's request for military action I'm reminded of a segement of one my IChing--The West Wing. Fictional President Bartlet had to make a similar decision about standing in the way of a brutal regime's massacre if it's own people.
Why is a Syrian life less important that an American life?
The response on The West Wing seems to be the same as we've come up with today.
We don't know, but it is.