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To mark the 75th anniversary of this uniquely American cultural movement, NPR is traveling across the country for a look forward in our series "The Next Stage." Kristen Uroda for NPR hide caption

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Across the U.S., regional theaters are starting to transform. Here's why

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The debate stage is set ahead of the start of the second and final presidential debate Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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This midterm season, the role of the debate has changed

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Floodwaters in many Puerto Rico neighborhoods, like Toaville, are still around two days after Hurricane Fiona crawled across the island. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Cleanup on Puerto Rico is slow and difficult after Hurricane Fiona

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In this image made from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the nation in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 21, 2022. AP hide caption

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Putin is mobilizing hundreds of thousands of Russian reservists to fight in Ukraine

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