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217 Today: Nadirah Shakoor talks Arrested Development, Jimmy Buffet and her musical career

Nadirah Shakoor, a vocalist with Arrested Development and Jimmy Buffet, will perform at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, February 29.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Today’s headlines: 

  • The federal and state of Illinois environmental protection agencies signed a landmark agreement to overhaul the state’s permitting process around air pollution.
  • University of Illinois freshman Akul Dhawan died from hypothermia in January. His father is calling for an independent investigation into the campus police department for failing to find him in time.
  • As snowy weather moves through the Northwest, here in the Midwest, we’re getting a taste of spring.

Coming up, we’ll learn more about Nadirah Shakoor — a vocalist who’s worked with Arrested Development and Jimmy Buffet — ahead of her show at Krannert this week.

Reporting today contributed by Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Emily Hays, Norman Hall and Kimberly Schofield.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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