>> we've mang se making sure food doesn't go to waste.
We show what some restaurants are doing.
Need some help to encouraging your kids to do chores.
There's an app for that.
Plus, remembering toni morrison.
Midmorning starts right now.
Rgeo surgeons believe a new, non-invasive procedure could be a game changer when it comes to heart bypass surgery.
Kenneth craig visited one of the few hospitals in the world putting it to use - and met one of the first patients to have it done.
I feel better than i have in a long time 71-year-old skip vinches was back up and moving just a few weeks after having a double coronary bypass surgery.
It's a procedure that - until now - could have sidelined him with months of recovery.
The recovery has just been a miracle.
I'm back to normal, my heart is strong, and i'm able to do whatever i want to do.
It just feels terrific that's because skip's surgery was done totally endoscopically... meaning doctors were able to make small incisions and use a robot to complete the bypass and treat the serious blockages in his arteries.
átraditionalá bypass surgery is invasive... and involes cutting open the chest.
The recovery is much more painful and carries a higher risk of infection.
After a totally endoscopic bypass patients return to their normal life very very quickly.
Without pain, without that prolonged recovery, without narcotics doctor john puskas at mount sinai st luke's is one of the few surgeons in the world performing the new procedure.
He says it's a more demanding and difficult operation - but believes it could be a 'game changer' for patients.
I think this could change the paradigm of how we treat the disease process that is the most common killer of human beings: coronary heart disease.
Skip says hes feels like he's been given a gift.
It's just been an amazing trajectory for me, each day i feel better and better.
And he hopes one day - the surgery that saved his life - will become the standard.
Kenneth craig, cbs news, new york.
Surgeons cannot perform this surgery on patients who have had previous heart surgery or radiation exposure near the chest from cancer treatment.
A warning today for a popular hormone therapy -- after a study suggests an increase in life threatening risks -- mandy gaither has more in today's health minute.
It's a therapy millions of men have turned to -- but a new study in the american journal of medicine suggests testosterone replacement therapy -- or trt -- can lead to a slight increase risk of stroke and heart attack in men older than 45 -- especially in the first two years of use.
The study analyzed medical records of more than 15- thousand men over 45 in the united kingdom -- and reports t-r-t users had a 21-percent greater risk of cardiovascular events compared to those not on the hormone therapy.
The research studied men with low testosterone levels because of aging -- not due to known secondary causes.
The increased risk appears to decline after two years of t-r- t use, the study says.
The therapy is prescribed for men suffering from low sex drive -- fatigue -- erectile dysfunction and more -- researchers say until more studies on t-r-t are done -- doctors should weigh the risks against the benefits.
For today's health minute, i'm mandy gaither.
The study says the number of men being treated for low testosterone has remained stable -- but prescriptions for t-r-t have soared the last 20 years.
A growing number of cities are feeding the homeless in a new way.
Laura podesta reports on the young man who is leading the charge - and why he wants your local restaurant, to get involved.
Growing up in queens, new york - robert lee didn't always have enough to eat.
"there wer times where we would only have one bowl of ramen, and that would be it for the entire day."
After studying business and landing a job as a banker& he quit, to start the non-profit 'rescuing leftover cuisine' or r-l-c.
"thinking abou people who are not having enough to eat when there is so much food around us that is going to waste really distrubed me."
R-l-c partners with roughly 3- hundred catering operations, office cafeterias & restaurants in 16 cities.
Those companies donate food left over at the end of the day and volunteers deliver it to local shelters.
"good to see yo again!"
The restaurant proper food handcrafts meals each day..
And gives away what isn't sold.
Dana bloom is co- owner.
"how does i make you feel to give back in such a meaningful, and delicious way?"
"yeah, i'm reall grateful that we have such an easy way to give back to our local communities."
U-s resturants generate an estimated 22 billion pounds of food waste every year.
Many major chains are trying to change that& donating through charities similar to r-l-c robert says he distributes more than a million pounds of food every year..
Helping people like munoz price& who found himself homeless after his landlord sold the building he was living in.
"once you fil someone's stomach and they're satisfied, then they can figure out their next path and moving out of their current circumstance."
Munoz is back on his feet and he's joined robert -- volunteering his time to get these meals to those who need them most.
Laura podesta, cbs news, new york.
No canoes or campfires here.
These kids are headed to youtube summer camp.
More when midmorning returns.
Pares-- parents-- how often do you find yourself nagging your kids to help more around the house?
Well a north carolina couple might have a solution to your problem!
It's designed to give kids -- and parents-- a little encouragement in the chore department.
Kylie jones reports.
"you know, you want kinda th old and the new to match.
Everyone has a phone.
It's all in the digital age."
Christine robicheau decided an app was the way to do that.
So, christine and her husband peter designed the chorez app.
Christine robicheau "once you've set it up, yo don't have to go get a new chore chart."
With the app ... robicheau says you can customize your own list of chores.
From there ... each child can look at what chores are available each day ... and how much they can earn.
Peter says to cover his tracks, his son can take a "before" picture ... then "after" picture to prove he d the job.
Peter robicheau "it really is just a minute or s of looking at the app and saying, 'i approve this.'
You can look at the before and after picture to determine if it was done well.
One of the problems with with parents is, 'did the kids do their chores?
They're all checked off on the refrigerator, right?'" he says then ... you can pay your child with the push of a button.
Well when you download the app ... you can get a prepaid mastercard for each person ... and link those cards straight to your bank account.
Peter robicheau "these cards basically allo you to send money back and forth like venmo, or paypal, or any of those, but within your families."
Kylie jones "the premium version of th chorez app is $59.99 a year.
But there's a basic version of the app which you can download for free if you want to try out the basic features before buying the full app."
Christine robicheau "it's the only way my kids ar going to be successful in life.
They have to create these habits an have it be something that is normal to them, that if they do well, they're going to be rewarded."
One special feature on the chorez app called fair share lets you split the yearly cost of the app with your children ... to act as a small tax that's taken out of your child's earnings.
Many parents send their children to summer camp.
The outdoor activities give young people a chance to disconnect from social media, but one summer camp is actually embracing it.
Tom hanson explains.
Carmen yager is spending part of her summer in front of a computer.
But she's not watching videos..
She's learning how to create them.
035336 if i go to a normal camp, i'm just having fun, but if i come here i'm learning áwhile i'm having fun too... // this is áyoutube campá... the week- long course teaches kids how to shoot, edit and post a video on youtube.
"hey guys - it' silly sally and awkward brother!"
Carmen is using what's she's learned to make videos with her brother.
035126 like even getting to 10 subscribers -- i'd be really happy about a recent survey found 29 percent of kids want to be a youtuber or vlogger when they grow up..
More than professional athlete, musician or astronaut.
One reason why?..
Some kids are making millions on youtube.
Forbes says last year ryan of ryan's toy review raked in 22 million dollars.
There's been a huge uptick in registrations jami smith is with id-tech..
The company offers tech programs at about 150 locations in the u-s, u-k and asia.
She says campers are learning more than how to be a youtube star... 034122 we are teaching life skills at summer camp.
How to work together in a team and how to collaborate and understand how to give and receive feedback and present themselves well.
So this is going to help them in their next stage of life.
032301 there's a fade-effect here... julien polycarp wants to be a gamecaster& like the ones he sees on youtube.
The most popular personality... pewdiepie ..
Has nearly 100 million subscribers who watch his commentary on video games.
031954 and i guess my main goal is to gain a pretty big follower/subscr iber base, hopefully maybe make a little money off of it... julien sees his work at camp as the first step to online success.
Tom hanson, cbs news, new york.
I-d tech offers classes throughout the summer.
This is one sweet mission.
A boy travels all over the country with a special delivery for law enforcement.
That story next.
Skeboain skateboarding will make its debut at the tokyo olympic games next year.
And an eleven- year-old girl has set her sights on taking part.
Jamie yuccas introduces us to the skateboarding sensation making waves not only in that sport but also on the surfboard.
Sky brown is a force of nature... sti e lov i just love skateboarding, like, it's my happy place.
Happy áandá confident as she fearlessly attacks the bowl... i love make-up, dresses, jewelry// i want girls to know that, they can be a girly girl and do sports.
Sky comes to southern california to ride and compete.
Half- british, half- japanese, her home is across the pacific in japan.
Natsot - sky skateboarding as a 4 year old sky's been riding since she was tiny tot.
She entered her first contest at the age of seven, and by eight, sky became the youngest girl to compete as a pro in "the vans u.s open".
No eleven, she's been added to great britain's national team with the hope of competing in the 20-20 olympics in tokyo.
I heard you don't have a coach.
No, i don't have a coach.
How do you practice and learn how to do tricks?
If i see somebody do that trick, i'll be like, "i wann try that."
Sky finds fun in everything...even when she falls.
After a trip to the e-r, she got a pink cast and was back on her board.
Even if i fall or if i get hurt, that won't stop me to do what i love.
I don't care what happens to me.
I just want to skate.
Sky is not guaranteed a spot in the olympics.
She has to accumulate points at competitions over the next year...proving she's among the best.
I have this fire in my heart, that i knew that i wanted to like help teach kids// because i feel like when you skate, you just think about happiness, you don't think think about what you're struggling through.
And when you're only eleven and thinking that big - the sky really is the limit.
Jamie yuccas, huntington beach, california.
Surfing is another sport that will make its olympic debut in tokyo next year.
And sky brown is hoping to make a splash there as well.
An 11-year-old kid, known as 'the donut boy' has been traveling the country, giving free donuts to police officers.
Tyler carach started the project over a year ago at a bakery in florida, when he used his own money to buy donuts for a group of deputies.
Since then, he's taken that kind gesture across the country.
His website says he's helped give away more than 51-thousand donuts.
Tyler was in hawaii monday, his last state, meeting with officers and talking about his work.
Tyler says he's planning to expand the project by helping wounded officers and creating scholarships.
If at first you don't succeed, try again.
The frenchman who failed to cross the english channel on his jet powered hoverboard two weeks ago -- succeeded this time around.
And there were plenty of emotions.
Cindy pom reports from london.
Anticipation was "in the air" literally - as franky zapata took off from a french coastal town on sunday&.with a crowd watching below.
Nat sound the french inventor was equipped with three things: a small backpack carrying kerosene&..his hoverboard powered by five small jet engines&.and determination to make this crossing a successful one.
Just to see him in the distance with my little binoculars, it was just amazing.
It was really high-tech.
It was amazing.
The former jet ski champion first dazzled crowds when he flew during bastille day celebrations in paris.
About two weeks ago - zapata tried making the 21-mile journey across the english channel for the first time.
He fell into the sea after missing the refueling platform mounted on a boat.
But he made adjustments for this second attempt....using a slightly different route and a larger refueling platform.
After 22 minutes traveling at speeds of up to 106 miles per hour - zapata successfully landed on britain's southern coast.
His wife who was on the french side waited for the phone call to tell her he made it!
Oh cool, super.
She's not the only one to let her emotions show.
Nat sound my dreams came true.
So much emotion.
I really pushed it.
Zapata says it's unclear what the hoverboard might be used for in the future&but&the sky is the limit.
Cindy pom, cbs news, london.
Before setting off, zapata says he had a 50 per cent chance of success.
A new movie opening this weekend is based on the true story of a high school football star with a bright future -- until a lie and a broken system took it away.
David daniel has that.
"brian banks wit the tackle!"
"that's my baby!
"by the time i wa 16, i had the attention of the nfl."
"the sky is th limit for this kid!"
"so wha happened?
Why don't you play anymore?"
Aldis hodge is "brian banks, whose life was shattered by a false accusation of rape.
"he lost 11 years his scholarship, he was prevented from playing football.
The system is broken."
Hodge was well aware of banks' story before he was cast.
"it stuck with m because this is what i live on a daily basis.
It's nothing i'm unfamiliar with, and people think oh, the hollywood dah dah dah, i'm absolved of any of this reality, but nah, in this country i walk around, i'm a black man in america."
"come at me wit all these legal excuses about the system, about how the truth doesn't matter.
The truth matters!"
"he fought fo who he was and what he was the entire time.
He never succumbed to, to what the system was trying to make him into."
Hodge spent time with banks, trying to understand how he survived.
"how do you dea with the anger?
How do you deal with the bitterness?
He said 'look, man, i dealt with all that in prison.
I'm not angry.
It had its time.'" "you wan extraordinary?
I'll tell you what's extraordinary about this case.
In hollywood, i'm david daniel.
It's a voyage into the northern nevada desert to view the night sky like never before.
We go along next on midmorning.
Inhe c in the cbs summer series, "america wonders," correspondents are exploring places that make america wonderful, from majestic natural landscapes to spectacular creations.
This morning, we go on board a historic train bound for the remote great basin desert in northern nevada.
Its passengers are ánotá there to see sunny landscapes.
They are focused on the views áafter dark.á lee cowan takes us for a ride on the ástar trainá.
Script: "good mornin from one of the least populated places in the country - aboard one of the oldest operating railroads in the country.
It's taking us deep into the high desert of nevada - where the only thing more scarce than people - is light."
"...wind blowing... these tracks have been here for over a hundred years - and to this day, they're about the only man- made things you'll see way out here.
"if you leave el that says, next gas 164 miles.
And they mean 164 miles."
Mark bassett looks the part of a railroad manager - and it's not for show.
"you wanna tak a peek up front?
Man; absolutely i'd love to..."
He's the president of the historic nevada northern railway out of ely, nevada.
"...train whistle... ...a town built by this railroad - that's still chugging along.
"...whistle an chugging..."
"it's a long wa from just about anywhere though to come..."
"and ya know that is our strength and our weakness // 15:13:21 if we were near las vegas right now all been bulldozed down.
But because of our remoteness, it was preserved."
These trains have been running ever since copper was discovered here.
There's no ore to haul anymore - but the railroad does offer passengers -- something as black as coal.
A night ride under the stars... "...horn and bel ringing..."
Just before sunset - it heads out for a three hour ride toward great basin national park - certified as one of the darkest regions in the lower 48 states.
No lights are allowed.
"...clanking... way up ahead - is park ranger charlie reed -- racing the sun to set up telescopes before the train arrives.
"you just kind let the sky do the talking for ya, you don't have to do much for it because once you see it, you see it."
And what the star train passengers are about to see - still impresses even him.
"does it ever ge overwhelming out here?"
"well, i'll tel ya, the first time i came here // the first night i was outside my house and i looked up and i go, uh oh!"
"cause ther was just so much?"
"i can't find m marker stars, i can't find any of the stars i used to use to navigate around because there was so many!"
A hundred or so years ago - a night sky like this was oddly ordinary.
But now more than a third of the planet's population can't see the milky way with the naked eye - all because our world is increasingly polluted with light.
"the mor darkness we lose, we're going to lose the universe, quite literally, and all the secrets that that universe holds."
As the train creeps to a stop in the dark, passengers are greeted by the eerie glow of red lanterns instead.
"what do you se for me young man?"
And then, it happens... "whoa!
The view of our universe... "whoa whoa - o my gosh."
...the way most have never seen it.
Charlie: mm, hmm.
Mom: oh my goodness."
"suzanne: this i incredible!
I've never seen the milky way in my life.."
Suzanne tatis - and her 10-year old nephew james were spellbound.
"james: i couldn' believe my eyes, i've only seen things like that in pictures!
Sue middendorf came all the way from st louis for this view.
"it's jus beautiful.
It really is.
It makes you feel so small.
They look like fireflies gathered around a campfire.
But soon it's time to board the star train and head back - an excursion into the dark - that for a while anyway - sheds a little light on our place in the universe.
"the race to sav all of this darkness is gaing steam - but time is of the essence.
As modern lighting becomes more powerful, and cost effective - even remote places like this one - may one day be in danger of living under what some call an eternal twilight."
We'll be right back to wrap things the eat the great novelist, toni morrison and the first black female author to receive the nobel prize died this week.
Morrison wrote a series of highly-praised novels about african-american life and she received the presidential medal of freedom from president barack obama.
Kenneth craig has a look at her legacy.
"what might your name be beloved."
It was her 1987 novel beloved - later taken to the big screen and starring oprah winfrey - that landed toni morrison the pulitzer prize for fiction.
The work was inspired by the story of an american slave who makes the choice to murder her baby to save the girl from slavery.
Morrison wrote 11 novels, five childrens books, plays..and even an opera during her six decade career.
In 20-12 morrison received the highest u-s civillian award... when fan & president obama draped her with the presidential medal of freedom.
"my grandfathe bragged all the time that he read the bible and it was illegal in his life to read.
Ultimately i knew, that words have power."
A documentary on her life called "th pieces i am" wa released in june.
"i wanted as man people who could hear my voice to understand the importance of her work" oprah, who idolized the writer, said just last year it is idolized the writer, said just last year it is 'impossible to actually image the american literary landscape'' without morrison.
Oprah said "she i our conscience, she is our seer, she is our truth- teller."
Toni morrison died at a new york hospital monday night.
She was 88.
Kenneth craig, cbs news, new york.