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A Kansas City organist revives the art of silent movie soundtracks

When silent films ruled the silver screen, pipe organs were used to enhance the drama of an otherwise quite medium. Now a Lee's Summit musician is bringing back that tradition. Plus: There's more federal dollars behind the push to get locally grown food into school cafeterias.

In the age of silent movies, a pipe organ was integral to setting the scene. An all but forgotten profession in this age of talking pictures, KCUR's Julie Denesha has the story of one Lee's Summit musician who is bringing back the silent film.

The Farm-to-School movement is trying to shake up the everyday school lunch by introducing food grown from local farms. But the journey from field to lunch tray isn't a straight one. Harvest Public Media contributor Rae Solomon reports on the federal money being spent to make it happen.

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