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.
A couple of things from today's show:
Here's the Omaha World Herald story on Rep. Lee Terry (NE 2) backpeddling from putting his wingtip in his mouth when it comes to whether or not he'd take his House paycheck during the shutdown. It's like Forrest Gump's mama said--"stupid is as stupid does."
As I talked about this, I posited the idea that we do the one thing, for as long as the shutdown goes on, that no politician wants: we ignore them. I don't know how I convince my brothers and sisters in the media to play along.
Also, to the national TV networks that insist on putting on-screen an ongoing "Shutodwn Clock"--stop. Replace it with a "Shutdown Toteboard." Keep a running tally on how much this sillyness is costing us, at $300 million a day. At the end of Monday's show, we were in for near $1.9 billion.