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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

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...
The Islamic State demonstrated this week that its violent wrath is not limited to infidels. The terrorist group released a video showing a Jordanian military pilot, Flight Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, being burned alive. The pilot had been captured on...
A crowd of over 10,000 angry Germans assembled this week to protest the detrimental impact that Muslim immigrants were having on their country, while denouncing the ruling elites who have permitted this situation to become intolerable. Meanwhile, a...
Beleaguered Russians rang in the New Year with a special gift from the Kremlin – a cap on the price of their much-beloved vodka. Facing an economy seemingly on the verge of collapse, President Vladimir Putin took steps this past week to ensure that...
In the days following the gruesome attacks in Paris on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher market, the world has re-evaluated the threat posed to freedom of expression by Islamist extremism. Many are looking to moderate members of the Muslim...
A Burmese woman was executed last week on the streets of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, with video footage of the killing quickly going viral. Although she protested her innocence to the very end, Layla bint Abdul Mutaleb Bassim was beheaded after being...
Ten Russian paratroopers were captured this past week in eastern Ukraine, approximately 15 miles from the border with Russia. The incident gives Kiev further evidence of Moscow’s continuing support of the separatist forces. The arrests occurred on...
One of Australia’s most-wanted terrorists, Khaled Sharrouf, gained further notoriety this week when he posted on Twitter a photo of his 7-year-old son holding up the severed head of a Syrian soldier. The two are believed to be in northern Syria,...

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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.