Lauren Silverman

Reporter/Blogger

Lauren Silverman is the Health, Science and Technology reporter/blogger for KERA News. Before joining KERA, she worked at NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington D.C. Lauren produced national stories on everything from the politics of climate change to the future of online education, including a piece on neighborhood farms in Compton, Cal., that won a National Association of Black Journalism’s ‘Salute to Excellence Award.’

As a freelance reporter, Lauren has written and recorded stories in English and Spanish for a variety of news outlets, including American Public Media’s Marketplace, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Latino USA.

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Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reverberates Throughout Texas

Jun 26, 2015
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The Supreme Court says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states in a 5-4 ruling Friday morning.

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Can any car be turned into a smart car? A Dallas-based startup called Vinli has captured the attention of drivers across the country with a device promising to do just that. We tested it out.

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Batons and handcuffs move aside. The newest addition to the police uniform is high tech, and doesn’t require that you lift a finger.

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Police departments in Texas are outfitting officers with body cameras. Would a body camera have changed what happened with the officer in McKinney?

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After any flood, mold moves in. And the record flooding across Texas has brought up old concerns about the fungi. How dangerous is it?

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Hundreds of people showed up last night in McKinney to protest the police. The mostly peaceful demonstration comes after a viral video taken at a pool party.

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John Rodakis wasn't looking to launch an investigation into autism.

But that’s what happened after the Dallas man began a quest to understand why his son’s autism symptoms changed dramatically while taking an antibiotic for strep throat.

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Instead of having to go to the doctors for a checkup, how about getting a physical every day, without having to do anything at all? Starting this fall, a senior citizen will move in to a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth.

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Consulting a doctor by phone, text or video is becoming popular. And in Texas, the debate over safety and access to health care is heating up. 

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As you drive into the city of Van from the west, the mailbox is hard to miss. It says “Storms.”

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