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.
For those of you who listened to the show Wednesday...no, my wife didn't really set our credit union's building on fire because she doesn't like my Netflix subscription. Good thing, because I'm not done watching all of "Firefly" just yet.
As for the other thing we talked about...
Just because the clown show that is the goverment shutdown doesn't affect you doesn't mean it doesn't affect real people. Some of those feeling the sting of this lunacy are actually helping keep this country safe.
Here's Matthew Hansen's Omaha World Herald story about the Air Force mechanic making $180 a day keeping planes in the air. Best line in the piece:
“A week ago, we evidently had enough money to go bomb Syria, and now we can't figure out how to pay these people?”
Also, here's the story of Whiteman Air Force Base where B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are housed. Pay special attention to the fact that 230 people responsible for keeping a $2.2 billion airplane in the air are sitting at home.
Oh, and those of you you think that a government not in operation saves us money--in fact, it costs us roughly $300 million a day, or $12.5 million an hour.