"Yasab, the student of color, is NOT intended to be muted. If you cannot hear his audio, it is due to an issue with channels on certain systems. He has very important input and I am working on fixing it as fast as I can."

A couple of articles on the removal:

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/arch...

http://news.yahoo.com/popular-seattle...

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinion...