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.
Now, understand that I've always more of a "Batman" guy than a "Superman" guy. That being said, I'm ALL IN on this "Man of Steel" re- re- re-boot of the Son of Krypton franchise. My problem with Supes is the some problem many (including Batman) have--he's just such a boy scout. When you are invincible, there aren't going to be many problem you can handle. Did you know, FWIW, they creators of Superman had to create Kryponite when they realized that had painted themselves into a corner with a super hero who could do anything.
On first blush with the new movie, it looks like this treatment will make Superman a little more, dare I say, human. He's struggling a bit with the fact that he's alone on the planet and has the uneviable job of protecting it.
In case you wondered--here's my "must see" list of summer flicks:
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
Man of Steel
Yes, my list resembles that of a 14-year-old boy.
Big thanks to Campustown Action Association director Kim Hanna for being a good sport and playing radio with us today. Go check out Summerfest in Campustown on June 8th. It was a whale of a good time last year, and promises to be even more fun this year.
I know I'm not going to be the first person to ask you to keep the people of Moore, OK in your thoughts and prayers. You can help with a cash donation to the American Red Cross website. You can also give by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999. A $10 donation will be added to your mobile phone bill.
Watch this interview by friend-of-show and WHO-TV political reporter Dave Price and ask yourself what your worlplace is like. How are women treated where you work? In a nutshell, former Iowa Senate Republican caucus communications director Kirsten Anderson says she and other women were the targets of sexual harassment from state lawmakers and other staffers. She says when she took proof of the harassment to her superiors, she was fired. A spokesman for Senate Leader Bill Dix says harrassment isn't tollerated, and that Anderson was fired for not doing her job.
Two points here:
1: As much as state Democrats might want this to be a political issue, more proof of their assertion that the GOP hates women, it isn't. That leads me to my second point...
2: There is NOTHING about this I find surprising. Have you ever worked in an office that is dominated by men? In an industry that is thought of as male-dominated? Now tell me how surprised you are by the allegations.
Sure, there is a lot we DON'T know about this story and never will as it's a personell issue. My guess is that if Kirsten Anderson's telling a true story and if her documentation proves it out, it will look a lot like a ton of other offices in Iowa. The one obvious difference? We're talking about state lawmakers--people who are supposed to represent ALL of us.
We learned today that Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald's been hospitalized with a rare neurological disorder than can be, at times, debilitating. Fitzgerald and his family face a potentially long road to recovery, so I want you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Paul is a good, honorable man who has never failed to respond to us here at KASI whenever we've asked something of him.
In talking to Sheriff's Office Capt. Barry Thomas on the phone, it was very clear to me how much Fitzgerald's staff respects him and credit his leadership for leaving the office running smoothly in his absence.
Our best to Paul and his family for a speedy and full recovery.
After last night's Ames City Council meeting, where a decision was made to save more than 50 old windows in the public library's renovation and expansion, something's not been sitting right in my mind. Leave it to a regular listener, to hit it on the head. Here's part of what Bill wrote:
"My prediction - huge delays and additional cost now that the public knows they can nit pick little special interest items, tie up council and library board time and get changes to an approved plan. Standby for the advocates of round headed screws to come forward and bully out all the flat-headed screws that will be used in the contruction. Then the green roof advocates, the permeable pavement adovocates, the no glue advocates."
Man, I hope he's not right. I really hope the decision to back the Historic Preservation Commission's stance on those windows doesn't spur a wholesale re-examination of the entire project. I know their heart was in the place on this specific issue, but keep in mind what 2nd Ward Council Member Jami Larson said--"where was this discussion two years ago?"