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STUDY: Kids in These States More Likely to be At Risk for Poverty and...

radiofacts.com The cost of living is not the only thing we have to consider when raising kids today we also have to consider the areas where they are most at-risk. To determine where young Americans are not faring as well as others in their age group, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key indicators of youth risk. The dataset ranges from share of disconnected youth to labor force participation rate among youth to youth poverty rate.
States with the Most At-Risk YouthStates with the Least At-Risk Youth
1District of Columbia42Kansas
2Louisiana43Iowa
3Mississippi44North Dakota
4Nevada45Utah
5West Virginia46Massachusetts
6Arkansas47Minnesota
7Delaware48Connecticut
8Oregon49Maryland
9Alabama50New Hampshire
10New Mexico51New Jersey
Key Stats
  • Alaska, West Virginia and Louisiana have the highest share of disconnected youth, 20 percent, which is 2.9 times higher than in Iowa, the lowest at 7 percent.
  • Nevada has the highest share of youth without a high school diploma, 18.9 percent, which is 2.5 times higher than in Hawaii, the lowest at 7.7 percent.
  • Oklahoma and Missouri have the highest share of overweight or obese youth, 51.4 percent, which is 1.5 higher than in the District of Columbia, the lowest at 33.5 percent.
  • Vermont has the highest share of youth using drugs in the past month, 40.00 percent, which is 2.7 times higher than in Utah, the lowest at 15.04 percent.
  • Nevada has the highest share of homeless youth, 0.86 percent, which is 43 times higher than in Mississippi, the lowest at 0.02 percent.
To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-most-at-risk-youth/37280/
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Dr. Ian Smith Educates Rickey Smiley about Sugar Addiction

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Radio Facts: rfocus.orgApproximately 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes in the United States. That number is way too high and our sugar intake as a country is ridiculous. Dr. Ian Smith is trying to raise awareness about the danger of sugar while promoting his new book, "Blast The Sugar Out." The doctor stopped by the Rickey Smiley Morning Show to educate the crew on reducing the sugar in their diets. He drops some news on Rickey Smiley that truly surprises him.  Check out the full video below.
ORGANIZED NOIZE To Announce The Release of Their Inaugural Compilation Project on Their Label

ORGANIZED NOIZE To Announce The Release of Their Inaugural Compilation Project on Their Label

rfocus.orgDungeon Family Members And More Grace The Tracks Of ORGANIZED NOIZE EPBIG BOI X CEELO GREEN, SLEEPY BROWN, BIG RUBE, 2 CHAINZ, JOI, SCAR, JIMMY BROWNICONIC Grammy award-winning and chart-topping production team ORGANIZED NOIZE (Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown) is pleased to announce the release of their inaugural compilation project, ORGANIZED NOIZE EP, on May 5, 2017 on their label, Organized Noise Productions. The 7-song opus is available for pre-order with the gratis track “KUSH," featuring 2 CHAINZ and JOI IS available on iTunes.Released on 4/20, “KUSH” with its melodic and smooth sounds, pays homage to that great green cannabis. "Everyone knows that Organized Noize is about that KUSH. We are very excited that it’s quickly becoming legal across the United States because it's helped us to make some of the best music our generation had ever heard," states Rico Wade.In an interview with NPR’s Mic Check, Ali Shaheed Muhammed stated that "Organized Noize’s sound has a massive imprint on the history of hip-hop.” And it does, the trio introduced the world to the dirty dirty south by creating the Dungeon Family making it hard to fathom that a compilation has not come sooner.

Micheal Jackson’s “Thriller” STILL Making History and Breaking NEW Records 35 Years After Release

radiofacts.comThe King of Pop Keeps Making History & Breaking Records!

Michael Jackson's Thriller Is First Album Certified by the RIAA With More than 33 Million in US Sales & Streams and Remains the Only Album Ever to Have RIAA 30X + Diamond Status & the Best-Selling Album of All Time, Topping 105 Million in Sales Worldwide“Another Thriller milestone,” says RIAAMichael Jackson's Bad Certified RIAA 10X Diamond in Recognition of US Sales & Streams of Over 10 MillionMichael Jackson's Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment).  Thriller is still the ONLY album ever to have surpassed the RIAA’s 30x million mark in U.S. sales.“Thirty five years later, Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ remains as timeless and iconic as ever,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “‘Thriller’ has now become the first and only album to achieve an RIAA 33X Diamond Award, a moment forever etched in Gold & Platinum Program history. Congratulations on another ‘Thriller’ milestone.” The same day as Thriller's record-breaking certification, Michael Jackson's Bad has also achieved RIAA 10x Diamond Award status in recognition of United States sales and streams of 10 million units.With sales now topping more than 105 million copies worldwide, Thriller has solidified its status as the best-selling album of all-time while Michael Jackson's overall worldwide record sales exceed the 1 billion threshold. During his extraordinary career, Michael Jackson released 13 No.1 singles and became one of only a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and Thriller as the World's Top-Selling Album of All Time. His artistry, choreography and music continue to inspire generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists and fans.PHOTO - Executives from Sony Music Entertainment and the Estate of Michael Jacksons were in Los Angeles in a special plaque presentation honoring the most recent RIAA Gold & Platinum Program milestones achieved by Thriller and Bad.  Featured in the photo left to right are:  Doug Morris (Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music), Rob Stringer (Chairman & CEO, Columbia Records), John Branca (Co-Executor of the Estate of Michael Jackson), Richard Story (President, Commercial Music Group),   Antonio "L.A." Reid (Chairman & CEO, Epic Records), and Karen Langford (Estate of Michael Jackson). (PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin

Micheal Jackson's "Thriller" STILL Making History and Breaking NEW Records 35 Years After Release

radiofacts.comThe King of Pop Keeps Making History & Breaking Records!

Michael Jackson's Thriller Is First Album Certified by the RIAA With More than 33 Million in US Sales & Streams and Remains the Only Album Ever to Have RIAA 30X + Diamond Status & the Best-Selling Album of All Time, Topping 105 Million in Sales Worldwide“Another Thriller milestone,” says RIAAMichael Jackson's Bad Certified RIAA 10X Diamond in Recognition of US Sales & Streams of Over 10 MillionMichael Jackson's Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment).  Thriller is still the ONLY album ever to have surpassed the RIAA’s 30x million mark in U.S. sales.“Thirty five years later, Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ remains as timeless and iconic as ever,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “‘Thriller’ has now become the first and only album to achieve an RIAA 33X Diamond Award, a moment forever etched in Gold & Platinum Program history. Congratulations on another ‘Thriller’ milestone.” The same day as Thriller's record-breaking certification, Michael Jackson's Bad has also achieved RIAA 10x Diamond Award status in recognition of United States sales and streams of 10 million units.With sales now topping more than 105 million copies worldwide, Thriller has solidified its status as the best-selling album of all-time while Michael Jackson's overall worldwide record sales exceed the 1 billion threshold. During his extraordinary career, Michael Jackson released 13 No.1 singles and became one of only a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and Thriller as the World's Top-Selling Album of All Time. His artistry, choreography and music continue to inspire generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists and fans.PHOTO - Executives from Sony Music Entertainment and the Estate of Michael Jacksons were in Los Angeles in a special plaque presentation honoring the most recent RIAA Gold & Platinum Program milestones achieved by Thriller and Bad.  Featured in the photo left to right are:  Doug Morris (Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music), Rob Stringer (Chairman & CEO, Columbia Records), John Branca (Co-Executor of the Estate of Michael Jackson), Richard Story (President, Commercial Music Group),   Antonio "L.A." Reid (Chairman & CEO, Epic Records), and Karen Langford (Estate of Michael Jackson). (PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin
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2112 Is Revolutionizing the Chicago Music Industry and Beyond

Digital and Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Although Chicago represents the third largest market in the United States behind New York and LA, it...
Malia Obama Serenaded by Her Dad, Kendrick Lamer, & Janelle Monae on her Special Day

Malia Obama Serenaded by Her Dad, Kendrick Lamer, & Janelle Monae on her Special...

Radio Facts: Malia Obama is very gifted and talented young lady but she is also very fortunate as well. How cool is it to be serenaded by the President of the United States, Kendrick Lamar, and Janelle Monae at the same time? Well it's more than cool, it is a reality for Malia as her Dad in Chief sang to her on her 18th birthday alongside Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae at White House Fourth of July party. Check out the clip below. https://youtu.be/UI2st6J3718
Malia Obama Serenaded by Her Dad, Kendrick Lamer, & Janelle Monae on her Special Day

Malia Obama Serenaded by Her Dad, Kendrick Lamer, & Janelle Monae on her Special...

Radio Facts: Malia Obama is very gifted and talented young lady but she is also very fortunate as well. How cool is it to be serenaded by the President of the United States, Kendrick Lamar, and Janelle Monae at the same time? Well it's more than cool, it is a reality for Malia as her Dad in Chief sang to her on her 18th birthday alongside Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae at White House Fourth of July party. Check out the clip below. https://youtu.be/UI2st6J3718

President Obama “Slow Jams” the News on Jimmy Fallon

Everybody is saying the same thing, we miss him already and he's not gone yet. One of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. [flowplayer id="172662"]

President Obama "Slow Jams" the News on Jimmy Fallon

Everybody is saying the same thing, we miss him already and he's not gone yet. One of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. [flowplayer id="172662"]
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union...

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Digital and Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Following President Obama’s State of the Union Address, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:“With...

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