Jose Ceja welds a part for an industrial shredder at SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. at its factory in Wilsonville, Ore., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. SSI leaders worry the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China will force buyers to look elsewhere for products like theirs, despite SSI's nearly 40 years in business.

Jose Ceja welds a part for an industrial shredder at SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. at its factory in Wilsonville, Ore., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. SSI leaders worry the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China will force buyers to look elsewhere for products like theirs, despite SSI’s nearly 40 years in business.

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  • Last week, President Donald Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods imported from China. On Monday, China said it would retaliate with tariffs on American products. We talk to an Oregon company that sells goods in China about how these tariffs will affect them. Austin Peterson is the parts and service director for SSI Shredding Systems in Wilsonville

 

  

  • We meet Vancouver-based stylist Abibat Durosimi. She’s been a hairstylist and makeup artist for the last 20 years, with a past client list that includes musicians from Esperanza Spalding to Prince and corporate clients from Nike to KATU TV. She is combining her love of music and high fashion to create the Rip The Runway show this weekend in Portland, highlighting a variety of body types as well as people of color.

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