I agree with Rick's comments. Hempton has a lot to say, much of it quite valuable, but he struck me as a sort of "Johnny one note" I found his answer to Krista'a query about her son's absorption in the music he enjoys to be unresponsive, and I wish Krista had challenged him on his reply. That said, I prefer quiet in my home. I now live alone after many years living with another person, and I prefer the radio and television OFF. I will on occasion listen to a streaming broadcast from an NPR station which keeps interruptions of the music to a minimum. I think Hempton is right about a lot of things, but the interview all in all left me cold.
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