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The Bigger Picture with Timothy Spangler

The Bigger Picture focuses on the humorous and absurd side of international affairs and global events. Host Timothy Spangler is joined each week in the studio by Phillip Sparks, musical afficiando and conscious of the African American community, and David Fisher, classically-trained actor and bon vivant. Your unique opinions and perspectives matter, so working the phone lines is Lewis, our ideological wildcard. Regular contributors to the show include Martin Hanlin, Charlie Wolf and David Yontz. Their segments showcase stories that are too important to be overlooked by an insular American media. We're here to help you make sense of the world. We're here to show you The Bigger Picture.

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TIMOTHY SPANGLER'S LATEST COLUMNS

With the arrival of spring comes the return of boats full of migrants making the perilous journey north across the Mediterranean Sea in pursuit of the prosperity of Europe. Sadly, this week saw hundreds drown when a ship sank off the coast of Libya....
France’s National Front, having failed to deliver success in last month’s municipal elections, is experiencing divisions at the very top of the party hierarchy. Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen was publicly disowned this week by his daughter, current...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan stumbled upon some bad luck this week when he lost his re-election bid to Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan becomes the first sitting Nigerian president to ever lose at the ballot box, although coup d’etats have...
Singapore, although only a tiny island city-state on the equator, has commanded admiration and envy from around the globe. Over five decades, the country developed its economy and transformed itself into one of the wealthiest and most productive...
Controversial video footage has surfaced of Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, sticking up his middle finger to Germany, which has remained very forceful in its insistence that Greece continue harsh austerity policies as a condition for...
A documentary film exploring the rape epidemic plaguing India has been banned by the Indian government. Produced by the British Broadcasting Corp., “India’s Daughter” paints a frightening picture of the threats facing women in India. Many...
France received a smack on the hand this week from the Council of Europe, an international human rights organization, for failing to implement a firm prohibition on parents spanking their children. Across the continent, a campaign is underway to...
French President Francois Hollande this week found himself under scrutiny for his careless use of a racially charged term in his description of the non-ethnic citizens of France. By describing white French men and women as francais de souche, a...
Ukraine suffered a stunning defeat this week when separatists in the east of the country finally seized the strategic city of Debaltseve, much to the embarrassment of President Petro Poroshenko. The much-touted ceasefire agreed days before in Minsk,...
Elections originally scheduled for this weekend in Nigeria have been postponed in light of the continuing violence committed by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. A new date has been set in six weeks time, giving the Nigerian government and...

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Timothy Spangler ( @timothyspangler ) is a writer, commentator, lawyer and academic who divides his time between Southern California and the United Kingdom. 

His award-winning syndicated foreign affairs column appears each week in the Orange County Register, and other newspapers across the US and internationally.  Timothy has appeared on CNN, CNBC, BBC and Sky News, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and the Economist. 

He also writes the award-winning blog, “Law of the Market,” dedicated to covering the politics of Wall Street regulation and the regulation of Wall Street politics .  The two decades he spent working on Wall Street and in the City of London has given him unlimited access to the inner workings of the global financial markets, and the trends that that are driving international affairs in the 21st century.  His forthcoming book, One Step Ahead: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds after the Global Financial Crisis, will be published by Oneworld in September 2013.