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Houston’s Dark Side, the Funeral Museum and Starting a Haunted House: Friday’s Show (October 30, 2015)

Glenwood Cemetery’s “Avenging Angel.” The Candy Man. These aren’t characters from horror stories. They’re tales based on true events in Houston. It’s a Halloween-themed Houston Matters, as we learn more about some of Houston’s darkest history. We also revisit a museum that takes a more educational approach to what many would consider a taboo topic […]

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Glenwood Cemetery's "Avenging Angel." The Candy Man. These aren't characters from horror stories. They're tales based on true events in Houston.

It's a Halloween-themed Houston Matters, as we learn more about some of Houston's darkest history. We also revisit a museum that takes a more educational approach to what many would consider a taboo topic —funerals.

Then, whether it's a good horror story or a scary movie, why are we seeking out things that frighten us? A psychologist explains.

Also this hour: a federal judge dismisses a civil rights lawsuit, and the World Health Organization says processed meats — including bacon — can increase your risk of cancer. We discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week's news.

And: Houston Matters' producer Michael Hagerty talks with one Houston couple about the ins and outs of running a professional haunted house.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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