If you think gas is expensive at the peak of summer driving season, try to imagine paying $20 a gallon. Forbes staff writer Christopher Steiner has, and it’s a future that looks surprisingly rosy, that is, if we get ourselves on track.

Even in these turbulent economic times, there are people who are truly thriving. Randall Jones has talked to 100 of them. We’ll discover what he learned about money and life by interviewing “The Richest Man in Town.”

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 so you can listen to it anytime you like. For the webcast, times for the broadcast in other cities and to sign up for the podcast, visit our website.