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.
Thanks to ISU economist Dave Swenson for joining us on Monday's show. An interesting observation about our convesation--for as smart a guy as Dave is (crazy smart) I got the real sense that even HE doesn't know what happens of we default on Thursday. Why doesn't he know? BECAUSE WE'VE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE!
Read this if you want a bit of a sense of what COULD happen Thursday. If you think there won't be some sort of effect, you are a straight up fool.