Stuart is the Director of Internet Operations at WHO-HD. He’s worked in this role since 1995 and was a part of WHO-HDs on-line efforts since the beginning of the project. Long time viewers would recognize Stuart from his Today in Iowa Sunday appearances on Computer Corner!

Before taking the reigns of, Stuart was a news photographer here at WHO. He began with the station in the summer of 1983 and worked as a news photographer until 1995 when he became webmaster.

Away from the station, Stuart is a private pilot and loves to spend his free time flying over central Iowa.

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    LIVE COVERAGE: Decision 2014

  • LiveWell Minute: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

    Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer patients, ages 15-35, represent approximately 7 percent of all cancer diagnoses.  Survival rates for this age group have changed little in 20 years despite improvements made for children and older adults. Rachel Dow, Adolescent and Young Adult Program Coordinator says, “John Stoddard Cancer Center and Blank Children’s Hospital have joined together to create the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program.  Our highly skilled team is working to develop standards of excellence for diagnosis, treatment […]

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    LiveWell Minute: Stoddard Breast Cancer Accreditation

    John Stoddard is the first cancer center in central Iowa to be granted the top-level, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, making it one of the nation’s top breast cancer care centers. Dr. Scott Hamling, The Iowa Clinic says, “Each year at John Stoddard we treat 1600 cancer patients, 300 of which are breast cancer patients. Being granted this accreditation means we have exceeded national standards and provide top-quality breast care right here in Des Moines.” […]

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    Livewell Minute: John Stoddard Commission on Cancer

    John Stoddard Cancer Center, part of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines continues to lead the way for Iowans and has been recognized for its quality cancer care.  As a 2013 recipient of the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award, John Stoddard is the only cancer center in Iowa to have received this award and is in the top 15 percent of cancer centers in the United States. Seven standards form the basis of the Outstanding Achievement award and they are […]

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    LiveWell Minute: Stroke Detection

    A stroke is an emergency situation, and time is important. During a stroke, vital blood flow and oxygen is cut off to the brain. In the U.S., stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, killing more than 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Dr. Calvin Hansen, Neurology says, “Remember to act FAST to save a life and limit disabilities.  FAST stands for Face, Arm, Speech and Time.  Does their face droop on […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Kidney Stones in Children

    A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated.  A larger stone may get stuck along the urinary tract and can block the flow of urine, causing severe pain or blood that can be seen in the urine. Dr. Ari Auron, Pediatric Nephrologist, Blank Children’s Hospital says, “Children with kidney stones may have pain while urinating, see blood in the urine, or feel […]

  • GOLDEN APPLE: April 2014 Winner

    Before teaching, Shaen Polasky served five years with the Marine Corps. But claims he doesn’t have a “no nonsense” approach to teaching. His teaching methods work in the classroom. He is this month’s Golden Apple Award recipient. To the students and faculty at Indianola High School it was no surprise Shaen Polasky deserved an award. It was for Polasky himself… “All I can say with this recognition is that I hope I can live up to it and keep doing […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy

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    YOUNKERS FIRE: Pics And Tweets Tell The Story

    Downtown residents share their photos of what they saw overnight. They also share their memories of the downtown landmark.

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    PLANS SETBACK: Mayor Says Fire is a Tragic Loss

    The old Younkers building was a key part of the Walnut street revitalization project. Developers planned to convert it into housing and retail space.  Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie was in the studio this morning to talk about the impact of today’s events on the future of downtown development. Mayor Cownie says the Younkers building was a key landmark on the downtown landscape. It was the focus of a forty million dollar project to revitalize the downtown area. The project […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Wound Healing Center

    Wounds usually heal quickly.  But for patients with wounds that don’t respond to treatment, regular life activities are a challenge. The wound Healing Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center provides specialized outpatient treatment for wounds that take longer than four weeks to heal. There are a wide variety of slow-healing wounds that may be improved or eliminated with care from wound healing specialists.

  • Climbing for Cancer

    Over a thousand people crammed into stairwells to fight lung cancer this weekend. Sunday morning was the Annual Fight For Air Climb.  Nearly 1200 participants climbed the stairs of the E.M.C. Insurance company’s building, the Hub Tower and the Des Moines Downtown Marriot.  Teams could choose to climb one or all three. The event raises money for lung cancer research.  Officials say that this year the climb raised $214,000. Event Coordinator Julia McCarville says, “These people have so many reasons […]


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