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.
An interesting call today about comments Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA 1) made in regards to the government shutdown, furloughed employees and the House gym. You can get all the sortid details here. While the caller was trying to pimp me a bit for taking Republican Congressman King and Latham out for a walk, and implying that I was ignoring a Democrat's misstep, allow me to say this...
Clowns are as clowns do.
Again, tone deafness seems to be the order of the day when it comes to this shutdown. I'll give Braley a bit of a benefit of the doubt for trying, hamhandedly, to make a larger point about the "little people" affected by this shutdown but I still say that when the conversation turns to a private gym that you're paying $20 a month to belong to, you have to run in the other direction. At that point, it doesn't matter what you say--it's all about what people will think you say. And, Congressman, what people think you said is that you have it really hard that you can't get your steam on while hundreds of thousands of people don't know when they're going to draw another paycheck.