“A bit of surprise in the forecast for the weekend: a slight chance of light snow expected late Sunday night as arctic air descends on Southeast. That’ll put the brakes on what appears to be the eventual arrival of summer for the Capital City.”
Of course, that’s not true. Besides the potential absurdity of such a late-May forecast for Juneau, you may have been tipped off by a slight change in cadence or inflection in my voice. Or, if you were in the studio just now, perhaps you noticed slight change in my facial expression as I read the forecast.
Recognizing such cues is what Janine Driver does. Called the human lie detector, the former agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms specialized in body language and teaching other officers how to recognize signs of deception.
Driver was in Juneau this week for the Alaska Peace Officers Association crime conference.
And, of course, to test her out, I asked Driver to do something that she’s probably been asked many times before…
Janine Driver had presentations scheduled during the Alaska Peace Officers Association crime conference that included a Friday session for the general public.
She highlighted examples of politicians and celebrities caught lying and expanded on her explanation of verbal and visual cues.
- The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program has proposed turning the 70-year-old boarding school into an accelerated high school. Some members of the Edgecumbe community aren't happy about that.
- Nora Edith Thomas is charged with two counts of second degree murder for the death of Christopher Kenney.
- The House passed a resolution that limits committees to working on bills that raise or spend state revenue. House Democrats raised concerns that the rule change would reduce transparency.
- The Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than it has in recent years.