07/30/2012 01:25 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2012

Countdown to HuffPost Live: Join the Conversation!

Two weeks ago, I told you about HuffPost Live 3, 2, 1... a section where you can learn more about HuffPost Live, our new livestreaming network, and also sign up to be a guest on the network when it launches August 13.

The response has been tremendous: hundreds of you have gone to 3, 2, 1 and recorded a video sounding off on what you are passionate about, what ticks you off, and what topics you'd like to see us cover. Many of you have also taken part in the rehearsal segments we are doing to help our hosts, our producers, and the HuffPost community get ready.

One of our goals with HuffPost Live is to provide a platform to people whose voices aren't normally heard in the traditional media -- to offer a seat at the table around which the national conversation is taking place. And that's been happening. People from all walks of life -- and from places all across the world -- have joined in on a wide range of lively and provocative conversations.

Below are a pair of videos that we've put together that give a sense of the community members who are taking part, and the kinds of issues they most want to talk about.

Give them a look, then go to HuffPost Live 3, 2, 1 to record your video take, to watch our latest rehearsal segments and community takes, and to check out our liveblog (featuring behind-the-scenes looks at the HuffPost Live team). C'mon, join the conversation!

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