Pod Squad: A Visit with Denby Fawcett About Chinatown Brothels

Civil Beat columnist Denby Fawcett talks about her recent — and controversial — column about a tour of Honolulu's WWII-era red light district.
By Mike Webb /

Civil Beat columnist Denby Fawcett recently took a tour that acquaints visitors with the history of Chinatown’s brothels. Readers reacted quickly. Some loved what they saw as a “touching” history lesson. Other were not so kind, accusing Fawcett of ignoring the dark side of prostitution.

In this installment of the Pod Squad, she shares her thoughts with host Chad Blair in a discussion of revitalization of this historic district.

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