Lauren Silverman


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.


Texas News
8:06 am
Fri July 25, 2014

And The World Record For Breast Milk Donations Goes To...North Texas

The pasteurization and mixing lab at the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas in Fort Worth.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Is it something in the water? Because according to Guinness World Records, several North Texas women are among the most prolific producers of breastmilk in the world.

Until July 24th, Brittani Goodson was the world record holder for Most Breastmilk Donated.

"My Guinness World Record is 33,410 U.S. fluid ounces," she says.  That's more than 261 gallons.


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Texas News
3:55 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing

Craig Watkins is the Dallas County district attorney.
Credit Craig Watkins/Facebook

Dallas County is set to exonerate another North Texan.

What makes this case different is that Michael Phillips didn’t request DNA testing or actively proclaim his innocence. That’s a first for Dallas County – or anywhere in the country, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and the National Registry of Exonerations. 

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2:23 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

After Cancer, New Breasts -- And A Nipple Tattoo

Stacey Burden, an Aesthetician with UT Southwestern Medical Center, prepares the ink to tattoo Diane's nipples.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Diane never thought about getting a tattoo. Or plastic surgery.

But this year, after a double mastectomy, she did both.

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5:24 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Dallas Thrift Store Offers Clothes, High Heels, And Free HIV Testing

Out of the Closet in Oak Lawn offers free HIV testing and is constructing a pharmacy.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Out of the Closet is not your average thrift shop. Yes, the Dallas store offers a selection of clothing and furniture, but now it also offers free HIV testing and is about to open a community pharmacy.

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1:59 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Denton To Vote On Fracking Ban

A Vantage Energy natural gas rig in southwest Arlington just south of Interstate 20, Monday, December 23, 2013
Paul Moseley Star-Telegram

The city of Denton could take another step Tuesday toward becoming the only Texas city to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. 

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10:11 am
Mon July 14, 2014

In This Medical Bank, The Currency Is Breast Milk

Lauren Silverman KERA News

At the Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas, the morning milk delivery still exists. Except here, the milk comes from moms across the country.

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Texas News
4:29 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Dallas County IDs Three Potential Sites For Immigrant Children Who've Crossed Border

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, center, announced the North Texas sites that will shelter immigrant children.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Thursday identified  three North Texas sites that will potentially shelter the 2,000 immigrant children from Central America that are currently in McAllen.

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The Broken Hip
9:06 am
Tue June 24, 2014

The Broken Hip, Chapter 8: A Family Helps Heal A Fractured Pelvis

Yu-ying Lee, center, bounced back from a fractured pelvis thanks in part to a supportive family.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Another type of fracture, just inches away from the hip, is becoming more common. Pelvic fractures can be just as devastating as hip fractures, and often take longer to heal. A broken pelvis brought one North Texas family closer together.

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North Texas Earthquakes
1:13 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

KERA/StateImpact Forum Explores The North Texas Earthquake Swarm

A panel of experts gathered in Azle Wednesday night to talk about what's behind the North Texas earthquake swarm.
Andy Taylor KERA

At a public forum in Azle Wednesday night, KERA, StateImpact Texas and a panel of experts gathered to talk about what's behind the North Texas earthquake swarm.

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11:24 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Soccer Fever: Thanks To World Cup, Fans And Collectors Flock To Soccer Cards, Stickers

Hugo Salazar, 18, is collecting the Panini America soccer stickers.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

In the U.S., “trading cards” are still synonymous with “baseball cards,” but this World Cup, the world's largest sports collectibles company is determined to change that. With stickers and cards, Irving-based Panini America is winning over soccer fans in the U.S.

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