In the first half, Stephen F. Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies and History Emeritus at NYU discussed developments in the "Russiagate" saga and the Trump administration, as well as offered commentary on US-Russia relations. He questioned the severity of Russian "meddling" in the US election, given that the United States has a long history itself of covert influence operations in other nations' elections. As Robert Mueller has been unable to find proof that the Trump team was involved in the hacked DNC emails, he's settled on prosecuting Trump's associates for financial misdeeds, Cohen cited, adding that the office of the presidency has been denigrated by the collusion with Russia charges.
The official information that has come out from Mueller and congressional investigation committees so far is so paltry regarding collusion charges that it's really a kind of "media malpractice" the way the press has been giving so much attention to it, he remarked. By not trusting President Trump in his potential future negotiations with Putin, we could be putting America at risk, said Cohen, if another nuclear scenario arises like the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Instead of feuding, America and Russia, he believes, should be working together as partners to deal with their shared interests like terrorism and nuclear proliferation.
Originally trained as an optometrist and vision scientist, Dr. Jacob Liberman talked about light therapy and the science of vision in the latter half. He detailed how he was able to heal his eyesight and no longer need corrective lenses to see clearly, even though the physical condition of his eyes were unchanged. What he concluded was that "we do not see from the eyes alone," and there are other factors involved related to consciousness or awareness, which are the actual source of our vision.
Most of the light that enters the eye, he discovered, has nothing to do with seeing, but interacts with the parts of the brain that control various systems in the body to orchestrate their functions and synchronize with Mother Nature. Light, he continued, is actually invisible-- it's not a material object but rather an energy that interacts with our perceptual system, which we experience as brightness and color. Liberman spoke about the importance of getting some natural sunlight, building up to 20 to 30 minutes a day, as this can help improve one's health and energy.