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.
Here's the Omaha World Herald story about the Nebraska legislature's call for a climate change study that intentionally ignores humans as a cause. **WARNING** This will make you want to punch yourself in the face.
Here are the high points:
1. Politician doesn't want study to include humans as a factor for climate change because he doesn't believe in it.
2. The "science guys" want nothing to do with this, and won't ask colleagues to take part due to the "human factor" exclusion.
3. The people of Nebraska will pay $44,000 for a study that will have no credibility.
4. Best sentence in story: "He said that any analysis that rejected science and excluded the role of humans would make the state 'look stupid.'"
I lived in Nebraska for a long time. My parents still live there, and my family goes back often to visit. Believe me when I tell you, Nebraska doesn't need more help looking stupid.