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 WHOtv.com, 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.


Recent Articles
  • Proposed Rules on Agricultural Drone Use Are Promising

    New guidance on drone use from the Federal Aviation Administration helps clarify drone use but the rules are only proposals not actual regulations. Drones have many uses including in agriculture.  But the FAA says they’re not legal for commercial use… yet. David Gieger explains more in this morning’s Agribusiness Report.

  • LiveWell Minute: Vaccinations

    It is important to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease. Vaccinations are the most effective weapons against diseases, working in 85 to 99 percent of all cases.

  • LiveWell Minute: Hip and Knee Replacement

    Each year approximately 773,000 Americans have hip or knee replacement surgery. Since the early 1970’s the surgeons of Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons have performed over 12,000 total hip replacements and more than 20,000 total knee replacements.

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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 […]

  • John Stoddard Breast Cancer Accredited

    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

    Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the John Stoddard Cancer Center are the first in the area to acquire a new Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy, allowing physicians to detect lung cancer earlier than before.

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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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