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Roman baths, libraries a model for Commerce?

A combination swimming pool/library might sound odd today, but ancient Romans cared for both body and mind at similar facilities.

Texas A&M classics professor Dr. Steven Oberhelman describes how Rome's public baths provided a place for exercize, study and socializing for even smaller Roman towns. Swimming and reading were among many activities available for Roman citizens at the baths.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.