Beginning Nov. 15, 2022, Yip Harburg is the focus of one of the podcasts in the “Setting the Standard” series by Warner Chappell Music and Bang/Audiation. The podcast features stories from the Great American Songbook. Interviewees include Ernie Harburg (Yip’s son), Deena Rosenberg Harburg (Yip’s daughter-in-law), Adam Gopnik, Rufus Wainwright and Walter Rimler.
“Who Wrote That Song? with Jim Haynes.” Host John Stanley chats with historian/entertainer Jim Haynes about Yip Harburg on the Oct 7, 2022 broadcast of Nights with John Stanley, 873AM Radio, Australia.
In August 2021 Molly Dubin, curator of the Jewish Museum, Milwaukee, interviewed Ernie Harburg (Yip’s son) and Deena Rosenberg Harburg (Yip’s daughter-in-law) for the podcast “Conversation Starter: Over the Rainbow with the Family of Lyricist Yip Harburg” on the occasion of the Museum’s exhibit “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Jewish Artists of the WPA.”
In Episode 48 of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg speaks with Yip’s son Ernie Harburg, co-author of Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? Yip Harburg, Lyricist, and Deena Rosenberg-Harburg, Yip’s daughter-in-law and author of Fascinating Rhythm: The Collaboration of George and Ira Gershwin. The interview was conducted on Feb. 22, 2020.
Performer, producer and historian Harvey Granat will present “The Lyrics of Yip Harburg,” an afternoon of stories and song celebrating Yip at the 92nd Street Y on Dec. 14, 2017 at Noon. His guests will be Ernie Harburg (Yip’s son) and Deena Rosenberg-Harburg (Yip’s daughter in law). Jazz musician David Lahm, the son of the great lyricist Dorothy Fields, will perform and play piano.
Richard Skipper will be joined by Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart, Anita Gillette and members of the cast and jazz ensemble of Harlem Repertory Theatre‘s current production of The Wizard of Oz to celebrate Yip’s 121st birthday on Apr. 8, 2017 at 1pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre’s West Bank Cafe.
On August 27, 2016 Yip’s great-grandson David Harburg, working with Children Waiting Everywhere, presented CONCERT FOR UGANDA, to raise funds to help build and paint a new schoolroom at the Bishop Magambo Primary School in Uganda. The concert featured new renditions of songs with lyrics by Yip including “Over the Rainbow,” “Old Devil Moon” and “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” The players were David Harburg, Joseph Shelcusky with music on the piano, Ed Wells sharing his originals and Rob Horning on violin. Venue: EMU Alexander Music Building Recital Hall. The tracks are now available on Spotify.