Lauren Silverman http://wemu.org en New Heat Treatment Has Changed Lives For Some With Severe Asthma http://wemu.org/post/some-asthma-patients-heat-treatment-tames-symptoms If you've ever tried to drink something through one of those little red coffee stirrers instead of a full-sized straw, you know what it's like to breathe with asthma.<p>Twenty-five million Americans have been diagnosed with <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html">asthma</a>. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:22:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 41339 at http://wemu.org New Heat Treatment Has Changed Lives For Some With Severe Asthma Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court http://wemu.org/post/life-support-battle-over-pregnant-texas-woman-court-friday The case of the Texas woman, 22 weeks pregnant and being kept on life-support machines at a Forth Worth hospital against her husband's wishes, goes before a judge in North Texas on Friday.<p>Marlise Munoz has been on respirators and ventilators since she was found unconscious in her home in November, when she was 14 weeks pregnant.<p>Her family says it has medical evidence that she's brain-dead. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:42:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 40587 at http://wemu.org Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants http://wemu.org/post/these-gyms-nobody-cares-how-you-look-yoga-pants If you want to lift weights or use the treadmill at Downsize Fitness, you have to be at least 50 pounds overweight.<p>Kendall Schrantz is a fan – and a member.<p>The 24-year-old has struggled with her weight since she was in the second grade. The looks she got at other gyms made her uncomfortable.<p>But now she drives more than an hour to Downsize Fitness in Fort Worth three times a week, just to exercise.<p>"It's worth every single penny I paid for gas," she said. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:28:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 40412 at http://wemu.org In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants Texas Megachurch At Center Of Measles Outbreak http://wemu.org/post/texas-megachurch-center-measles-outbreak Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago. But in recent years, the highly infectious disease has cropped up in communities with low vaccination rates, most recently in North Texas.<p>There, 21 people — the majority of whom have not been immunized — have gotten the disease, which began at a vaccine-skeptical megachurch.<p>The outbreak began when a man who contracted the virus on a recent trip to Indonesia visited the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about an hour and a half northwest of Dallas.<p>Earlier this week, crowds flooded in for regular services. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 34400 at http://wemu.org Texas Megachurch At Center Of Measles Outbreak How The Death Of A 12-Year-Old Changed The City Of Dallas http://wemu.org/post/how-death-12-year-old-changed-city-dallas <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzfJ_O8ij2A</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 32659 at http://wemu.org How The Death Of A 12-Year-Old Changed The City Of Dallas Moto X: First Smartphone To Be Assembled In U.S. http://wemu.org/post/moto-x-first-smartphone-be-assembled-us Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Now let's go to Texas for another follow-up - where Motorola Mobility's new smartphone, Moto X, is set to become the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.<p>As Lauren Silverman of member station KERA reports, the Google-owned company has already begun hiring for its new plant in Fort Worth.<p>LAURA SILVERMAN, BYLINE: There are more than 130 million smartphones in the U.S. But none of them say assembled in the USA. Fri, 31 May 2013 09:57:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 30161 at http://wemu.org At Bush Library, A Chance To Become The Decider In Chief http://wemu.org/post/bush-library-chance-become-decider-chief <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abXiVNRa6vw</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:48:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 28613 at http://wemu.org At Bush Library, A Chance To Become The Decider In Chief Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs http://wemu.org/post/young-adults-autism-can-thrive-high-tech-jobs The job hunt is complicated enough for most high school and college graduates — and even tougher for the growing number of young people on the autism spectrum. Despite the obstacles that people with autism face trying to find work, there's a natural landing place: the tech industry.<p>Amelia Schabel graduated from high school five years ago. She had good grades and enrolled in community college. But it was too stressful. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 28347 at http://wemu.org Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs