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Talk about timing: Jim Bohannon was the host of a Chicago radio talk show in 1981, when Larry King asked him to sit in for him on his nationally syndicated show. The fill-in gig obviously went well: Bohannon became King’s regular substitute. And when King left Westwood One for CNN, Bohannon became permanent host of the show, which is broadcast out of Arlington and carried locally by WFMD (930 AM). Now, as the nation endures a seemingly endless presidential election, Bohannon has released an aptly titled book, America in Crisis. The crisis Bohannon talks about, however, has little to do with recounts, hand counts, or butterfly ballots. Instead, the self-labeled “militant moderate” targets public education, materialism, apathy, and the War on Drugs. He even offers his own “12-step program for America.” Bohannon is not some New Age flake, but, thank goodness, he’s no Rush Limbaugh, either. Another blowhard on the scene would be one too many. At noon at Olsson’s Books & Records, 418 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 638-7610. (Annys Shin)