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A: Today's story with Gordon Hempton was nothing short of spectacular. A perfect blend of science and religion, history and future, fact and fictional backstories. I LOVE to listen to NPR and almost always find it interesting. But your piece on quiet and listening had me completely spellbound. Thank you for sharing Mr. Hempton's story. I just returned home yesterday from two days in Las Vegas, where it is impossible to find a quiet spot. Not in elevators, not in restrooms, not in hotel rooms, not even in the "relaxing" spas. It is constant over-stimlulation of noise. In that context I found today's broadcast even more interesting and pertinent. I am now making plans to go camping far out in the woods and look forward to hearing beautiful bird songs many miles away. Thank you again for a wonderful, peaceful story. Quietly, A.J. Bus頎ashville