‘Electrons to Enlightenment’ Premieres on Southeast Public Radio

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Southeast Public Radio will air “Electrons to Enlightenment,” a compelling five-part series on the conflict between science and religion, featuring conversations with many of the world’s leading figures in this debate.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 27, 2006 – Southeast Public Radio will air “Electrons to Enlightenment,” a compelling five-part series on the conflict between science and religion, featuring conversations with many of the world’s leading figures in this debate. Produced by Wisconsin Public Radio, “Electrons to Enlightenment” will begin airing at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, following Weekend Edition Sunday.

“What an extraordinary series this is,” says General Manager Dan Woods. “‘Electrons to Enlightenment’ is perfect for our insightful, inquisitive listeners, and I can only imagine the many discussions that will inevitably follow each broadcast. That’s what public radio does best ᾰ provide food for thought and fodder for dialogue.”

Hosted by Jim Fleming, “Electrons to Enlightenment” contains five hour-long programs that includes topics such as evolution versus creationism, the relationship between brain and mind, God and the origins of the universe and more, with Fleming engaging some of the world’s most distinguished theologians and scholars in probing discussions.

Fleming was born in Madison, Wis., and grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. He was smitten by radio during his college career, while an English major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joining Wisconsin Public Radio in 1968 as a student volunteer. A conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, he left to take on an assignment at the Yale Psychiatric Institute from 1970 to 1973.

Fleming went on to forge a career in public broadcasting, returning to Madison to become associate producer, working for Karl Schmidt on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Peabody and Prix Italia Award-winning national radio drama project, “Earplay” (1974-75). In 1974, he produced “The Snow Goose,” and two years later, his production of “Guernica” won the Ohio State Bicentennial Award.

Fleming also has held a number of management positions: Wisconsin Public Radio’s music director; music and arts service program director; and associate director/program manager, overseeing Wisconsin Public Radio’s programming through much of the 1980s. In 1990, he got back to his first love ᾰ producing radio programs ᾰ when he joined the national production team of “To the Best of Our Knowledge.”

“Electrons to Enlightenment” is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and is distributed nationally by Public Radio International.

Southeast Public Radio is a National Public Radio member station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and broadcasts on 90.9 FM, KRCU in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM, KSEF in Farmington. More information can found at http://www.southeastpublicradio.org.