Monday, September 8, 2008

The Inside Islam Blog is live!

Joe Hardtke

As you may have read at, Here on Earth is producing a series of programs with help from Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Social Science Research Council. The series is called Inside Islam. Jean has an in-depth post about the subject at her blog.

It's groundbreaking in that our lead blogger, Kaitlin, is creating a collective of websites and blogs from around the world. Pair that with brainpower from the University, funding assistance from the SSRC and the power of radio with Here on Earth, and you've got an interactive, multimedia experience ready to explore all aspects of the religion and the vibrant culture that surrounds it.

Our first show is titled "Heavy Metal Islam" and it's scheduled to air and web stream Thursday, September 25th at 4 p.m. (EST) with the podcast going out right after the program. We've already confirmed Mark Levine, author of the book with the same name. We're talking to other possible guests as we speak.

This is where you come in. Kaitlin, with help from the University, has created an blog exclusive to the project, also called Inside Islam. Bookmark that site, as we'll be using the blog to start a dialog on the subject and develop your ideas for the radio show.

And don't forget to bookmark us here at the Blog Without Borders, as we'll continue to give you access to the production side of the Inside Islam series. You can leave your ideas here as well. What guests should we book? What music should we feature? Have you seen any documentaries on the subject or read any good books?

Producer Dan Rosinsky-Larsson is leading the production effort for "Heavy Metal Islam" and I'm already producing sound for the show. Promos plugging the Inside Islam blog and series will hit the air today. I can't wait for you to hear them.

Let's start bloggin'...

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