The race to attract and keep talent is on. Even in this economy, many companies – and cities – are doing everything they can to make themselves more appealing to college graduates and those who may be seeking new experiences.

They can learn a few lessons from David Doepel. It’s been David’s job to attract people from all over the world back to Western Australia, and he’ll talk about the strategies he’s used successfully to do so. David is principal policy advisor to the Premier of Western Australia.

Jeff Gordinier is the author of X Saves the World. Generation X is turning 40 soon and Jeff says it’s time for slackers to rise up and take charge. Jeff is the Editor-at-Large at Details magazine.

Smart City is a syndicated, weekly hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

Smart City is broadcast at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sundays on WKNO-FM, but it is also webcast and podcast. For the webcast, times for the broadcast in other cities and to sign up for the podcast, visit our website.

Note: We’ve received numerous emails asking about the change in the broadcast time of Smart City in Memphis. We’re extremely grateful to WKNO-FM for their instrumental role in making it possible to have this program in the first place and we will always remain so. In answer to emails, however, we did want to respond: If you would like the time moved to the later time that it previously had (as many of you have said), please contact the radio station program director.